BEFORE LEARNING HOW TO MAKE A WILL, WE ANSWER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS…

WHAT IS A WILL?

A will is a legal document that ensures that when you die, your property and other assets are distributed the way you wish.

DO I NEED ONE?

A will is the only way to ensure your estate will be distributed according to your wishes.

WHEN SHOULD I UPDATE MY WILL?

You should update it every time your circumstances change.

A current will is vitally important. Contact Us today to discuss your needs: 02 9635 5333

Making A Will

Why should you use Alan Rigas Solicitors to make a will?

Our solicitors can prepare or amend a will so that your property and other assets are distributed the way you wish.

Our advice will cover:

  • preparation of powers of attorney and enduring guardianships
  • administration of deceased estates
  • the prompt accumulation and distribution of estate assets
  • family provisions claims
  • claims against the validity of a will

Can I make a free will online?

Don’t take the risk. Remove the stress on your family and ensure the final distribution of your assets by using our professional legal team to make your will.

Contact Us today to discuss your needs: 02 9635 5333

HANDY HINT

Choosing an executor – the person or institution you put in charge of administering your estate and carrying out your final wishes – is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when preparing a will.

Picking the right executor can help ensure the prompt, accurate distribution of your possessions with a minimum of family friction. Some of the duties of an executor include:

  • Filing court papers to start the probate process
  • Taking an inventory of everything in the estate
  • Using your estate’s funds to pay bills, including taxes and funeral costs
  • Handling matters like terminating credit cards, notifying banks and government agencies like Centrelink of the death
  • Preparing and lodging final income tax returns
  • Distributing assets to the beneficiaries named in the will
  • Defending any family provisions claim made against the estate

The ideal candidate should be someone who is honest, dependable, well-organised, good with paperwork and vigilant about meeting deadlines.

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