Do you need a Will? A Will is used to pass on your property after you die. At Cudmore Legal, we believe that everyone should have a Will, preferably one drafted by a lawyer. An incorrectly drafted Will can reap havoc on your family after you pass away. A good, solid Will is an absolute must-have.
Why you need a will drafted by a lawyer, not a will kit
We’re going to tell it to you straight. Dying without a Will is not an option. Assets or no assets, no Will is going to make things incredibly difficult for your family to distribute your estate, and even worse, your estate can end up in the hands of someone who might not have deserved or needed it. Save yourself the hassle and get an affordable Will by Cudmore Legal today.
We also know that getting your Will done may be at the bottom of you’re already long to-do list. So hurry and act now on getting your Will done, and we will make the whole process as fast and painless as possible.
What is in a Will?
Our Brisbane Will team can draft a professional complex or simple Will, including meeting with a lawyer for execution and finalisation.
A ‘simple’ Will does not include drafting specific clauses for circumstances that are not ‘standard’. Non-standard Wills might consist of blended families, leaving someone out, control of trusts, business and company interests or any other circumstances which may impact the time it takes to prepare your Will. If we think your Will is more complicated than the standard, we will let you know, and give you the best possible fee.
What happens if I don’t have a Will?
It depends on a lot of factors. If you don’t have a Will, your estate gets distributed per the State’s rules of intestacy. Depending on your circumstances, this may mean that your estate will not pass automatically to your spouse and other individuals who you never intended to benefit from your estate may have a claim to your property.
Why should I have a Will?
You can’t put a price on your family’s peace of mind. To protect them in the event of your death spend time and money now and save them potentially thousands in legal fees in the future should you die intestate (without a Will) or your Will be found invalid.
- What is in a will and last testamentHaving a valid Will is essential to your estate planning, without it you die intestate which is exactly what you want to try and avoid. What is the importance of ‘valid’ Will? Sometimes you think you have a valid Will, i.e something legally enforceable, when in fact it’s not valid at all. The consequence of this is dying intestate. If this is the case, it can be extremely trying on […]
- Cost of a WillThe cost of a will can vary depending on how you wish to make your will. A Will kit is under $100, a Simple Will with a solicitor or lawyer can be from $500 – $800 (including an enduring power of attorney). A wider estate plan may be from $1000 depending on your needs.