By Mitch Evelyn
Our team helps hundreds of people each year put together their plans for death or incapacity. Our role is to understand what your wishes are and ensure these are reflected in your Will. We often see well planned sensible Wills – however, we are also often instructed to prepare Wills (against our advice) which miss the mark and create headaches for friends and family after death.
Here are some of our top tips for making a good Will.
Keep it general
Talk to your family and ask them what they would want
Don’t put too many people in charge
You can’t plan for everything
Don’t rule from the grave
Beware of gifts which carry obligations
We encourage you to think carefully over your Will and, if appropriate, discuss it with your family. When you are satisfied that you know what your Will should look like, call elringtons and ask to speak to one of our experienced Estate Planning lawyers at either our Canberra or Queanbeyan office.