Wills & Will Disputes



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Updating Your Will

Making a Will is usually one of the last things a person thinks of, but it is one of the most important things to complete in your lifetime.

It is important to ensure that your Will is updated if anything significant changes, for example, if you get married, divorced, have children, or purchase a large asset.

A Will is a legal document which is used to make your wishes known and protect them so that they are binding. Sometimes, a Will can be disputed and so it is important that your Will is made as “air tight” as it can possibly be.

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible about updating your Will. Often simple Will kits you can buy online or over the phone can be made invalid due a failure to complete the legal requirements that make a Will binding.

We can Help

One Law have a team of expert lawyers who can help guide you through the legal process of updating your Will.

The steps below explain how we can help you.

We make it simple

Our expert law team is here to help. We would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with one of our lawyers by completing the online enquiry form below or by calling us on free call 1800 ONE LAW (663 529).

1

Meet With Us

We will meet with you at a time and place that is convenient for you. We will discuss details concerning your assets and liabilities, your family, your wishes upon your death and any changes in your circumstances since making your last Will.

2

Review your information

We will review information supplied by you in relation to your assets and liabilities and family structure. We may also need some paperwork to confirm the information you provide to us. We will consider the law that applies to your particular circumstances and wishes and determine whether there will be any issues in drafting your updated Will as you would like it.

3

Commence drafting your updated Will

We will commence drafting your updated Will and ensure that it is "air tight" to protect your assets as best as possible from any disputes arising after your death.

4

Witnessing and signing your updated Will

We will explain the contents of your updated Will and make sure they are correct and you are happy with the document. We will then arrange for you to sign the document and have your signature witnessed by two people who are not mentioned in the updated Will. Once you have signed your updated Will your old Will becomes null and void.

5

Storage and advice

We will be happy to store your original updated Will for safe keeping if you would like us to. We will provide you with a copy for your records. We will also provide you with a letter confirming that the work is completed. It is important to let family members and friends know where your original updated Will is held.

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1800 663 529