Do you have a legal Will? (contd)

July 1, 2003

The disadvantages of dying without a Will include:
  • Your property may not be divided according to your wishes.
  • Your children and other minors in your care may not receive the financial and other assistance you would have desired or will take their lump sum payment at eighteen (18) years of age, whereas you may have wished to nominate a later age.
  • Your de facto spouse, stepchildren, friends and favourite charities may miss out.
  • Your Estate maybe administered by someone you disapprove of.

Not everyone wishes to distribute their assets in accordance with the rules set out in the legislation. The making of a Will ensures that your assets pass to the people of your choice. The rules in the legislation do not take into account that you may have a special person or other friends or even charities whom you wish to benefit.

Further Information

If you would like further information about the AussieLegal Making a Will Kit, or you wish to order a kit via email or post, visit our website at or call 1300 728 200 and speak to one of our operators.

Other legal Kits available from AussieLegal:

Handling Probate

Create a Power of Attorney

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

Family Law Kit


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