Preparing your will
In Australia you can either engage a professional to write your will or you can write it yourself. However do-it-yourself kits or online options are not always the best solution as they can leave out important details, like what will happen if the main beneficiary does not survive you.
For a will that covers everything and can last well into the future, it’s better to engage the services of a professional will writer, solicitor or public trustee. You can find someone suitable through the Law Society or Institute in your state. Before you meet with them you need to firstly make some decisions around the issues on the ‘How to Leave a Gift in your Will’ page. Some will writers may supply a helpful ‘prompt sheet’ before you meet with them.
If you want to include a charity then we have provided more information here or you can contact one of our member charities directly through their page here.