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WILLS & ESTATES

PREPARING A WILL

A will is a document which sets out where you want your assets to go after you die. Although there are procedures to upset wills, in most cases your will will operate to distribute your assets.

In preparing a will, you will need to appoint an Executor. That is the person who collects your assets, sells them if necessary and distributes those assets in accordance with your will. It is a position based entirely on trust and care should be taking in the selection of your executor. Solicitors often act as Executors. In most cases a spouse or adult children are appointed as Executors.

You may need to obtain Probate of the will. In its simplest explanation, Probate is validation of a will by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The court makes an order that the will before it is the deceased’s last will and that it contains the deceased last wishes.

WHAT NEXT?

Our firm has prepared thousands of wills over the years and our wills have always been accepted by the Supreme Court when the time came to obtain Probate. Please contact our Wills & Estates Team on 02 9667 1271 or email law@vrtlawyers.com.au and let our team prepare a will for you.