Making a Will
Perth-based professional & affordable legal assistance with wills
When someone passes away, they leave behind their assets such as a house, land, bank accounts and investments. A will is a record of that individual’s intention to distribute their assets and belongings upon their death. A will needs to follow all legal protocol in order for it to be binding and effective. However, before the assets can be collected and distributed, the will must have been granted probate. We are specialists in the process of drawing up wills and getting the necessary probate. If you need help in making up your will, contact Perth’s legal specialists, Brook Legal | The Will and Probate Centre.
Why should I make a will?
A will is the best legal method to ensure that your estate passes to the people you have selected to benefit in the event of your death. It is imperative that you make a will, especially if you are not married, or in a civil partnership, and you want some or all of your estate and assets to pass to your partner, kids, relatives or friends on your death. A legal will, will also ensure that specific people are entitled to financial support even after you have gone. If a certain child of yours has a greater need for financial support than your other children, creating a will ensures that each child receives the amount that you designate.
Appointing an Executor
The executor of your will is responsible for carrying out the instructions of the will after your death and should be someone you can trust to carry out your specific instructions. At Brook Legal, we will assist you to set up the entire process, explain the cost of making a will, and lay out any other complications that may arrive.
Naming Legal Guardians
If you have children or grandchildren that are minors and currently under your care, a will can state who the guardian of those children will be after your death.
What are the dangers of dying without a will?
Without a will in place, the State decides how your assets should be distributed and the fate of the children involved. These cases can blow up quickly and turn into long, expensive legal battles. By creating a will, you simplify the process, and you get to determine what is best for those you leave behind.
How can The Will and Probate Centre help?
Making a will is an important task that everyone over 18 years of age should undertake, especially if you have assets. As seasoned will lawyers, we are here to advise and assist you in this process.
We have a 7-day turnaround for will documentation. The paperwork is usually produced within two days of your initial consultation and sent to you for approval. At your follow-up appointment (usually within seven days), the document is fully explained, reviewed and executed by you.
Fees for your will preparation
- Single Will: Fixed fee of $290 plus GST.
- Two Wills: Fixed fee of $485 plus GST (if drawn at the same time).
For further information about drawing up a will, contact us or call us on (08) 9287 1855.