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Will Writing: Safeguarding Your Legacy

What is a Will?

A Will is a crucial legal document that ensures your wishes are fulfilled after you pass away. It outlines how your assets, property, and possessions should be distributed among your loved ones, providing peace of mind and clarity during a difficult time. It has the potential to provide a lot more direction that this though. Your Will can make provision for funeral wishes, provide for charities, can exclude people, and can be used to control when specified people benefit from your estate.

Who needs a Will?

In short, everyone can benefit from having a Will. Regardless of your age or financial situation, a Will guarantees that your intentions are respected, making the grieving process easier for your family. Whether you have a large estate or modest belongings, creating a Will is an act of responsibility and care for those you leave behind. 

Addressing some of the Myths...

There are several myths surrounding Wills that can lead to misconceptions. At Evanson Will Writing and Estate Planning, we debunk these myths, ensuring you have accurate information. We address common concerns such as the complexity of the process, the belief that a Will is only for the wealthy, or the assumption that you can rely on verbal agreements. Our team of experts will guide you through the truth about Wills, putting any doubts to rest.

Myth #1: Creating a Will is a complex and time-consuming process.

Fact: While creating a Will does require thoughtful consideration, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated or time-consuming. At Evanson Wills and Estate Planning, we simplify the process by providing expert guidance and support every step of the way. Our experienced team will help you navigate through the necessary decisions and ensure that your Will accurately reflects your wishes.

Myth #2: Wills are only necessary for the wealthy or those with substantial assets.

Fact: Wills are not solely for the wealthy. Regardless of the size of your estate, a Will is essential to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. It allows you to designate beneficiaries, nominate guardians for minor children, and even allocate sentimental items among your loved ones. Everyone deserves the peace of mind that comes with having a well-crafted Will, regardless of their financial situation.

Myth #3: Verbal agreements or informal instructions are sufficient to distribute my assets.

Fact: Verbal agreements or informal instructions are not legally binding when it comes to asset distribution after your passing. Without a valid Will, your estate may be subject to intestacy laws, which may distribute your assets differently than you intended. To ensure that your wishes are respected and legally enforceable, it is crucial to have a written Will that complies with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Myth #4: I am too young to write a Will.

Fact: It’s never too early to create a Will. Life is unpredictable, and accidents or unexpected events can occur at any age. By having a Will in place, you ensure that your assets are protected and that your loved ones are taken care of according to your wishes. Whether you’re starting your career, getting married, or starting a family, writing a Will demonstrates responsibility and foresight.

Myth #5: Creating a Will means I can’t make changes in the future.

Fact: A Will is a dynamic document that can be updated and modified throughout your life. Circumstances change, and your Will should reflect those changes. Whether you want to include new beneficiaries, change your asset distribution, or update your appointed executor, Evanson Wills and Estate Planning will assist you in making amendments and keeping your Will up to date.

Don’t let these myths prevent you from taking the necessary steps to protect your legacy. Contact David today and let our experts guide you through the Will writing process, debunking any further misconceptions along the way.

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Some of the reasons you might need a Will

Life is unpredictable, and having a Will provides security for various scenarios. Some common situations where a Will is essential include:

  • Nominating a guardian for your children: Ensure your little ones are cared for by someone you trust.
  • Protecting your partner: Unmarried couples can secure their partner’s inheritance rights through a Will.
  • Supporting charitable causes: Leave a lasting legacy by donating to causes close to your heart.
  • Estate planning: Manage your assets effectively, minimizing potential disputes or tax implications.


At What Age Should I Write a Will?

It’s never too early to start planning for the future. While the legal age to create a Will varies by jurisdiction, it’s advisable to begin the process as soon as you become an adult. Life can be unpredictable, and having a Will in place offers security and peace of mind, no matter your age or circumstances.

How to Make My Will Legally Valid?

David is here to ensure your Will is legally sound. Our experienced team will guide you through the process step-by-step, helping you draft and finalise your Will according to the laws of your jurisdiction. We understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail, ensuring that your Will reflects your wishes in a legally binding manner.

In essence though, it needs to be signed and witnessed in accordance with S.9 of the Wills Act 1837.

What Happens if I Die Without a Will?

Failing to create a Will can lead to unwanted consequences, leaving your loved ones in a difficult position during an already challenging time. Without a Will, the distribution of your assets will be subject to intestacy laws, which may not align with your wishes. By taking proactive steps and creating a Will, you can ensure that your legacy is protected and your loved ones are provided for according to your intentions.

Get your Will written today

Secure your family’s future and gain peace of mind by reaching out to Evanson Wills and Estate Planning. I will provide you with personalised assistance and guidance, tailoring a Will to meet your unique needs. Don’t leave your loved ones uncertain about your wishes. Contact me today to start the process of protecting your legacy with Evanson Wills and Estate Planning.