You choose who looks after your funeral and your other personal matters;
You choose your burial ceremony such as cremation
You may need to protect someone vulnerable in your life e.g. adult with special needs or someone with addiction difficulties; A will allows you to do this
Security for children under 18 years; Even if you don’t have any money or assets, ask yourself, who will look after them if you don’t specify. You can think of your will as your voice when you are gone
You can consider tax liabilities for your beneficiaries and plan for them
Allows for endurance of a business or farming initiative
If you do not make a Will it can typically lead to more legal costs
It is very affordable to make a Will
If you don’t make a Will the Law will decide how your estate is divided .
If you are married and have no children, then all your assets go to your spouse;
If you are married and you have children, then two-thirds of all your assets go to your spouse and one-third is divided amongst your children;
If you are single, then your assets go to your parents, and if they have predeceased you, then your estate is divided equally between your brothers and sisters.
We advise clients in relation to the following:
Estate planning and management
Administration of estates
Wards of court applications
Enduring powers of attorney
Succession litigation and disputes
Commercial matters / commercial law issues
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