Did you know that half of Australian adults do not have an up-to-date Will or in many cases no Will at all?
There is a fairly common assumption that if you don’t own very much there's little point in making a Will. The assumption further argues that making a Will is expensive and time consuming, so it’s better to save your money and your time and just get on with living.
If you don't have a Will, you don't have any say about how your estate is distributed. If you die without a Will (known as 'dying intestate') the outcome of this could prove to be very different from what you wanted or intended to happen. Dying 'intestate' can also cause complications, delays and extra costs for those you leave behind. If you sincerely care for your children and loved ones, have your Will prepared now.
With a little planning and foresight we can ensure that our loved ones are looked after when we have finished our life here on this earth. The time taken to have a Will written up legally by a solicitor will be invaluable to your loved ones and removes the doubts and difficulties that can arise when there is no evidence of the deceased person’s wishes.
Having a Will is also an opportunity to consider leaving a lasting legacy to something you believe in; a cause you are passionate about. Many people choose to leave a bequest to Anglicare. This is a simple and practical way to ensure that Anglicare can continue in our mission of "lives changing and communities growing by care through Jesus Christ."
If this is something you would like to consider, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 9895 8048 and we will be happy to send you a booklet to assist you in that process.