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Do you have a Will?

According to statistics, 45% of Australians do not have a Will or have an out of date Will. This is an alarming statistic.

Not having a Will in place that highlights who will be managing your estate can cause long and painful delays. As a result, closing out all aspects of the estate from asset distribution to financial closure.

In the majority of cases, your next of kin will need to apply to the Supreme Court to be recognised as the executor of your estate. In short, you have no control over who receives your assets.

Are you in that 45% range?

Why is that you don’t have a Will in place? Is it that you just don’t know where to start?

Apart from deciding who you want to receive your assets after you pass away, which most of you will have no problems deciding, there are two areas of difficulty seem to be the nomination of the following roles:

1. Who do you wish to appoint as your Executor, who is going to administer your estate in accordance with your wishes; and

2. If you have children, who will you nominate as guardian of your minor children (children who have not reached the age of 18 years).

Of course, these are not the only matters to consider when putting a Will in place, there are many aspects to estate planning which we can guide you through.

If you do not have a Will in place, I would urge you to seek legal advice and put the wheels in motion. Having a Will in place will make the process easier and less stressful on your loved ones at an already difficult time. These legal documents help to give effect to your wishes in the future. Contact us today so we can walk you through this process.

 

We find out what matters for you and your family. Please contact us to make an appointment (02) 4369 6838 or email [email protected] We are conveniently located in Erina.

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At CopperTree Family Law, we protect and advocate for your interests at all times, while advising you of the legal framework under which your needs will be considered.

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