Do you care what happens to your family if you die?

Do you care what happens to your family if you die?

Of course you do. 

You don't want to leave them in the lurch.

So make sure you’ve made a Will to protect them.

You can do it in minutes online with BeQuest Wills for just $99 (FREE if you leave a gift to charity).

Because your Will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’). And if you don’t leave a Will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this might not be in line with your wishes or your family’s needs.

If you don’t make a Will it leaves your family the stress of making all the decisions - at a time when they will grieving your loss. 

It’s actually quite easy to make a will – and it will save your family unnecessary distress at an already difficult time.

Here’s some of the important reasons to make a Will

  1. By making a Will you can make provision for your children, other family, friends, pets or charities of your choice.
  2. You can appoint guardians to watch over your children and leave money for their well-being.
  3. If you don’t write a Will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way by the law - which may not be the way you would have wanted – and may well cause disputes and deep distress to your family.
  4. A Will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die. Without a Will, the process will be much more time consuming, far more expensive and stressful – at an already distressing time for them.
  5. You may have promised certain gifts to family and friends – which if not specified in your Will – may well leave them disappointed and lead to family disputes.

So, for your family’s sake, it’s very important you make your Will.

Don’t delay!

Other urgent reasons to make your Will

You should make a fresh up to date Will if you are getting divorced or married, having children, buying property, travelling or have a share in a business. In fact, any time your family or possessions change you should consider making a fresh Will.

And BeQest Online Wills makes it quick, easy, and cheap to do so.  Any time. Any place.

So don’t put it off – do it now!

Your wishes and who carries them out

Your Will tells people two very important things:

  • Who should have your money, property and possessions when you die.
  • Who will be in charge of organising your estate in accord with the instructions you leave in your Will. This person is called your ‘Executor’, and you can name more than one person if you want.

You can also use your Will to tell people about any other wishes you have - like instructions for your burial or cremation.

Your Executor will do their best to make sure your wishes are followed by carrying out your instructions in the Will.

Make sure your Will is legally valid

Your Will doesn’t have to be on special paper or use a lot of legal language.

A document is a valid Will as long as it:

  • Says how your estate should be shared out when you die.
  • Was made when you were able to make your own decisions and you weren’t put under pressure about who to leave things to.
  • Is signed and dated by you in the presence of two adult (aged 18 or over), independent witnesses, and then signed by the two witnesses in your presence – the witnesses must not be people who are going to inherit anything from you.

How to start making a Will

If your family is small and you want to leave everything to them, making your Will is fairly straightforward.

If your situation is more complicated – for example, if you have a second family or property overseas  – you’ll need to plan more carefully.

Either way, don’t put it off – make sure that what you leave behind will go to the people you intended.

Step 1 – Make a plan

Start by thinking about what you want to leave to whom and then talk to your family – they might have some suggestions you haven’t considered.

Make a list of all your assets.

And a list of all your family and friends, and to whom you want to leave something.

Once you have a plan, look at the different options for making a Will.

Step 2 – Get your Will made

There are a number of ways you can get your Will written.

The best option for you depends on how complicated your needs are:

  • a simple will - can cost between $200 and $500
  • a complex will – for instance, you may have children from different partners and have a “shared” family – which may cost anywhere up to $1500, depending on the lawyer
  • a specialist will – that involves trusts or overseas properties, or you want tax planning advice – expect to pay a minimum of $1,500.
  • you can also buy a template document in stationery shops for as little as $25

Or you can make your Will right now with BeQest Online Wills for just $99 (FREE if you leave a gift to a charity)

BeQuest Online Wills

It’s the modern, fast, simple and affordable way to make your perfectly legal Will. 

And for more complex estates, we have lawyers who can help and guide you.

Here’s just some of the reasons why thousands of people are using BeQest Online Wills.

  • Easy. Plain English. Step-by-step process
  • Normally takes around 30 minutes - but you can take as long as you like
  • You can login and change your Will anytime
  • Your Will information is stored securely on encrypted servers - accessible by you any time 
  • Free trial with as many trial Will prints as you like
  • No payment until your final Will print - and your Partner’s is half price
  • Free 1 year’s membership included
  • Free Power of Attorney forms
  • Free Last Wishes service to say what sort of ceremony you want etc
  • Lawyer review and consultation service (additional fee)

Just click here to register and start your Will.

So don't leave your family in the lurch.

Make your Will now and give them, and you peace of mind.

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