Wills and Estates
A will is a written legal document in which you express your wishes as to how your property is to be distributed after your death. When preparing your Will, you will need to nominate one or more persons, called the Executor(s), who will be responsible for ensuring that your wishes are carried out. The Executor(s) will also sign any necessary documents in relation to the administration of your estate.
Every person should have a Will, and your Will should be updated in the event of a marriage, children or separation from your partner to ensure that your property goes to the person of your choosing in the event of your death.
If you die without leaving a Will, your estate will be distributed in accordance with a legal formula, with your closest family member bearing the responsibility for administering your estate. This is often more costly, time consuming and stressful for those left behind.