Writing a Will is often seen as something that can be done in the future or not being necessary. However NSW Trustee & Guardian is encouraging everyone over the age of 18 to consider it now. Even if you don’t think you have much, a Will is still important as you may have more assets than you realise.
For anyone that has ever worked full or part time, you may have a superannuation policy that would be paid out if you passed away. Some super funds also include life insurance policies so these can be sizeable assets.
If you own property, a bike or car you may already have thought about what you would like to happen to these items if you pass away. You may also like to include tools, jewellery, furniture or tech gadget purchases in your Will.
For those in relationships or with family and friends to think about, a Will can also help ensure your wishes are followed and the things you care about are looked after. Perhaps there is a charity or cause that you are passionate about and would like to acknowledge them in your Will.
NSW Trustee & Guardian is the state’s largest Will maker and can help get you started if you haven’t had a Will created before. They’ve got the experience meaning there’s no Will too large or too small for them to handle. They will be holding a Plan Ahead Day at Forbes Court House on Wednesday 29 August, where you can make or update your Will or Power of Attorney documents. To make an appointment, call 1300 723 037 or start online: tag.nsw.gov.au/planahead
*Fees may apply.
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