A Will sets how you would like your estate to be managed after you have died. If you die without a will, this is called Intestacy and the Administration Act 1969 will apply. You might be surprised who will inherit your assets if you die intestate. Having a well drafted Will is one of the most fundamental things that you can do to look after your family in the event that you die.
A Will needs to be prepared carefully to reflect the circumstances of each client. Where possible we "future proof" our wills so that our clients don’t need to come in and change them as their families grow. We also administer estates and we know what works and what doesn't.
If you would like us to prepare a Will for you then we will need to review your relationships and your assets. Attached is a questionnaire that we like to use when clients are contemplating the making of a Will. If you are contemplating the making of a will our Wills Particulars form maybe downloaded or completed on line. This is a starting point for your wishes and it may generate discussion around certain aspects of a Will that you are maybe unsure of.
If you would like to talk to us about preparing your will, then call us. It is probably going to be easier and less expensive than you imagine to give yourself and your family some peace of mind.
Please see attached further information from the New Zealand Law Society on the process – “Making a Will & Estate Administration”.