Our Will kit is perfectly suited for most. It is flexible enough to clearly represent your wishes and it produces an unambiguous, plain English, legal Will that is valid in all Australian states and territories.
However, if your situation is complex, such as, having one or more ex-partners, children from more than one relationship, family trusts, complex business arrangements, and so on, we suggest you consider using an estate planning solicitor to assist you with writing your will.
For a Will to be legally valid in Australia, the following conditions must be met:
- The person making the Will must be at least 18 years of age
- The person must have an intention to make the Will
- The Will must be made voluntarily without any pressure from another person
- The person must understand the contents of the Will, and approve of what is written
- Two witnesses (who are over 18 and who are not mentioned as a beneficiary in the Will and not the partner of a beneficiary) must sign, and acknowledge the Will in the presence of the person making the will. They must also see the Will maker sign the Will.