What is the purpose of a Will?
By making a valid Will, you are able to determine who shall control your deceased estate and the gifts that your beneficiaries shall receive. Without a valid Will, legislation determines who shall be in control and what interest in your deceased estate that your family members shall receive, which quite often produces unfair results.
Should you die without having made a valid Will your family members shall face a great deal of uncertainty as to:
- Who is responsible for administering your deceased estate
- What is to happen to your specific assets such as jewellery, artwork and tools
- Who is to receive a share in the residue of the estate
- When beneficiaries under the age of 18 shall receive their gifts
- Who is to be appointed the guardian of infant children
- What funeral arrangements are to be made
Is it difficult to make a Will?
Should your instructions be straightforward, the staff at First Point Legal & Conveyancing ensure that the Will making process is hassle free.
We consistently receive positive feedback from our clients about how easy and straightforward the Will making process has been.
Most conferences take between 30 – 45 minutes, with a draft Will to be sent to you within 2 weeks of our conference. Executing the will requires an appointment with us which normally takes less than 30 minutes.
How much does it cost to make a Will?
The cost of a straightforward Will is $220.00 including GST for a single person
$330.00 including GST for a couple.
Is a fee charged by First Point Legal & Conveyancing to hold a Will?
Most clients ask for their original Will to be held by us in our large safe in our Wodonga office and for copies (electronic and paper form) to be provided to the client. We are happy to hold original documents at no cost to our clients.
Will and Powers of Attorney Packages
Discounts are available if you effect Powers of Attorney at the same time as you make a Will.
For a complete suite of Powers of Attorney and Will for Victorian Residents our fees are as follows:
$495.00 per person
$695.00 per couple
For a complete suite of Powers of Attorney and Will for New South Wales Residents our fees are as follows:
$550.00 per person
$695.00 per couple