A Will is a written document that you make setting out how you wish your estate to be disposed of after your death. Your Will sets out your wishes for providing for your loved ones and details how your affairs are to be managed after you are gone.
You can specify:
・who you'd like to provide for, including any gifts
・guardians for children under 18
・plans for your funeral
・an executor and trustee to carry out your wishes
If a person dies without a Will (called 訴ntestate・, the Administration Act 1969 provides a list of beneficiaries in order, starting with the spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts.
So, while no one likes to think about the inevitability of their own death, every adult should have an up-to-date Will - it's one of the most valuable legal documents you'll have. A Will can help ensure the people and things that matter to you most are taken care of after you're gone.
Central Conveyancing can assist you with planning and drafting your Will.