The importance of a will cannot be overstated. If you die without a will, the rules of intestacy will apply. This means that the Supreme Court will appoint an executor and trustee, and your estate will be distributed in accordance with the law. Any wishes that you may have had may not be carried out. When you obtain a significant asset, like a home, having a will that addresses the distribution of that asset is paramount.
Even more worrying are the results of our internal research, showing that approximately 1 in 2 people do not have a will. As a means in which to combat this distressing figure, we now offer a Conveyancing & Will Offer for a competitive flat fee of $1190 plus disbursements.
The Conveyancing & Will Offer includes our services acting in the standard residential purchase or sale* ($990) and a simple will* (reduced to $200 from $330).
For more information on our Conveyancing & Will Offer, contact our office on our main line (02) 9233 4048.
What is a standard conveyance (purchase or sale)?
Standard means where the property is in existence and any dwelling on it has been constructed, the title is registered and the transaction is not a non-standard conveyance (see below).
Non-standard conveyance (purchase or sale)
Non-standard means a conveyance involving any sale or purchase:-
- that is subject to the subdivision and/or registration of subdivision on title; or
- that is an off-the-plan purchase or sale where the title is yet to be registered or construction is not complete; or
- that is a house and land package or home building contract; or
- where either party is proposing to sign any documents in relation to the purchase or sale by way of power of attorney or other instrument; or
- involving the executor or trustee of a will or personal legal representative; or
- requiring the lodgement of a transmission application; or
- that is a complicated conveyance as determined by us in our sole discretion.
What is a simple will?
A simple will is a will which includes or addresses the following matters:
- The appointment of an executor to administer the will
- A direction as to your funeral or burial wishes
- The appointment of primary benefactors of your estate. Usually the primary benefactors are your closest relatives. However, your will can also direct grants to charities, welfare organizations, religious institutions and so forth
- Assigning specific possessions to particular persons, friends or relatives
- The assignment of alternative beneficiaries and alternative executors
- The appointment of guardians where children are involved
- Instructions on organ donation or the use of a body for research
- Any other matters as determined by us in our sole discretion
Furthermore, we may decide in our sole and absolute discretion that your testamentary wishes cannot be addressed in a simple will. In such circumstances, we will advise you of the applicable fee.
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