It is not actually necessary to have a solicitor draft a proper legal will for it to be valid and binding. Legal will kits can be a very convenient, cheap and wuick way of getting a simple will done. It is important to ensure that the kit has been drafted by a solicitor and generally, the will kits which have been in existence for a reasonable amount of time are quite reliable and can be used to make simple estates. There are different requirements for a binding will in New South Wales compared to Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the territories of Australia such as the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. A ll you will need to do in order to complete a document like this is to get a clear idea of how you want to distribute your estate and then go through the process of entering this into the fields which need to be filled in to customise the will for your personal situation.
If you would like to purchase a will kit, we have them available here online and you can purchase from a selection of appropriate will kits which give you a pro forma documents for a will that should meet the requirements for the area that you live in. It should however be noted that wills are notorious difficult to enforce and unless you get proper legal advice from a solicitor in your area, it is not guaranteed that a particular will is suitable for your circumstances. You can also contact one of our solicitors here about obtaining a will with the appropriate legal advice. This is particularly necessary if you have had a large family with a large potential number of benefactors or you have had a number of partners in your life who you may or may not have been in a defacto relationship with. Getting good legal advice about matters like this can mean that you are far more likely have your estate administered in the way that you intend rather as a result of the disputations which may arise as a result of an uncertain or invalid will.
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