THE AUSTRALIA POST WILL KIT IS DEAD!
Long live the Will Kit!
Most people think that to draft a binding legal Will you need to visit a stuffy lawyer’s office, and that’s simply not true.
If your legal affairs are not overly complicated you can draft your own Will provided that you follow the required format and rules as set out in your jurisdiction.
The traditional Post Office Will Kits you can purchase at Australia Post will certainly help you draft your own legally binding will but it will only do this for you one time only. This is because the Australia Post Office Will Kit is a single-use handwritten document.
A will should be, if you pardon the pun, a living document - that means it gets redone every time your life changes, like when you have children, buy or sell a home, or you retire.
With the Australian Post Office Will Kit you’ll only be able to use it once and when your circumstances change you’ll need to purchase and handwrite another. Fortunately, there are other options available to you.
Just answers a few simple questions and you'll instantly receive a draft Will in your inbox. Check it over and make sure it expresses all your final wishes. Then once you are happy with the Will document, you can order a final version ready to sign.
The whole process, from whoa-to-go, usually takes less than 10 minutes.
Legal Zebra's Will Kit 2.0: Answer a few simple questions and instantly receive a FREE draft Will in your inbox.
Typing your details into a document is easier and more flexible than the traditional post office Will Kit which is why many people prefer to make a Will online.
Not only does Legal Zebra offer a better will kit, they also give you the option to update it anytime on your computer, whenever your life circumstances change. For example, you should update your Will when you get a new partner, get married, have a baby or get divorced. And, of course, if your assets change and and for example you have a new property you want to gift.
Legal Zebra call the update service Updates Anytime Forever. You'll never have to handwrite your Will again and you can update it online whenever you want!
Everyone needs a will but no one likes to think about it and that’s usually for two reasons, one being that no one likes talking about graduating from life and two, a lot of people think they don’t own anything and therefore don’t have anything to leave.
Only the first point is true, the second is definitely not, everyone owns something and you usually own more than you think you do: A hoe, savings, personal items of sentimental value and all the things you own can be left to others in a Will.
Make sure you write your Will. And, when you do, the easiest way is with the online Will Kit we like to call Will Kit 2.0.
To recap, everyone needs a Will which is why we’ve put together a better Will Kit.
TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR AUSTRALIAN LEGAL WILL
- Creating your Will is easy and doesn't take much time to do.
- Answer a few simple questions online and you can have a Will sent to your email address. You don't need to go and visit a lawyer's office or handwrite a Will with the old fashioned Will Kit. There's now a better way.
- When you choose Legal Zebra's Updates Anytime Forever plan, for a small annual fee, you can update your Will or make a new Will anytime your life circumstances change.
- Be as specific as possible when you make any specific gifts in your Will. If what you leave behind isn’t described in sufficient detail then your wishes may not be carried out.
- Talk to the people you are appointing as executors of your estate before you appoint them so they know of your wishes and remember, if your relationship with those people changes, then this should be reflected in your Will.
- You can leave instructions for your funeral arrangements in your Will but make sure you also speak about these with your family well in advance.
- Store your Will in a safe and secure place but also let people know where they can find it. Wills should not be hidden secretly or else they may never be found!
- For more tips on writing your own Will see our Free Guide.
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