Wills – Making a Will
MAKING A WILL WITH MADDENS LAWYERS
Personal. Professional. Efficient.
A Will is a vital document that directs what will happen to your property and assets after you pass away.
While the thought of preparing a Will is, to some, a morbid concept, the consequences of not having a Will can generate great stress and concern for those left behind after you pass away.
Maddens Lawyers can prepare a Will that best suits the circumstances of you and what is important to you.
It is also important to ensure that your will is VALID and that it is up to date.
It is important to prepare a valid Will
To be valid, and enforceable after you pass away, a Will must be in writing.
Telling your spouse, partner, children or friend what you wish to happen is not enough.
To prepare a valid Will, you must be:
- Over 18 years of age
- Have the Will prepared in writing
- Have the Will signed in the presence of two witnesses
Reviewing your Will
It is important that you review your Will regularly.
But this does not mean you need to CHANGE your Will regularly.
Checking what your Will says, and who it references, is best done at least every three years, OR upon or following a significant life event, such as:
- You establish or purchase or sell a property or a business
- You separate, divorce or re-marry
- You have more children, or your current children re-marry
- If a Beneficiary of your current Will passes away
- If an Executor of your current Will passes away
If you are unsure about whether it is time to review or update your Will, contact Maddens Lawyers.
We are here to help and can quickly and easily identify whether you would be best to alter the details of your Will.
DISPUTING A WILL
Maddens Lawyers is experienced in investigating disputed Wills - or Wills that fail to adequately provide for people.