When writing a will, you want to make sure that your wishes are taken into account and that everything is done properly. This means that writing a will can be challenging (especially if you’re not familiar with the process or have never written one before) as you don’t want to leave any room for interpretation. 

If you want your last wishes to be carried out properly, then you need someone who knows about the law. In this blog post, we look at why else you should hire a lawyer to write your will.

Why Should You Hire A Lawyer To Write Your Will?

There are 4 main reasons why you should consider hiring a professional lawyer to write your will. For example, they can use their expert legal knowledge to:

Ensures Your Will Is Legally Binding

A lawyer writing your will can ensure that it’s legally binding by following the guidelines set out by the state law.

In NSW, a valid will should be in writing and signed by the testator. It must also contain two witnesses who are present when the testator signs it and who have signed as witnesses. If there is more than one page in your will, each page must be signed and witnessed.

After you die, your executor or administrator usually must apply for probate of your will in court. You can contact Linda Emery & Associates for expert advice in this area.

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Reduce Chances Of Someone Contesting Your Will

A professional lawyer drafting your will can reduce the chances of someone contesting your will by ensuring that it is written in a way that will stand up to legal scrutiny. 

This means using the correct language and phrasing, as well as following any specific requirements set out by state law. The contents of your will should also be clear and unambiguous.

Provide Certainty To Your Executor In Dealing With Your Assets

If you have a will drafted by a professional lawyer that meets legal requirements  it can provide certainty and clarity in an often times incredibly emotional period. 

The administration of your estate can be a complex process. However, if you have a will the appointed Executor will be able to apply for a grant of Probate which authorises the Executor to deal with your assets after your death and in accordance with the provisions in your will. 

If you do not have a valid will at your death the process can become significantly more complicated. Linda Emery & Associates have decades of experience and are able to provide advice on all estate administration aspects.

Ensure That Your Estate Gets Divided According To Your Wishes

You can divide your estate in any way you like in your will, whether that be by providing gifts or percentages of the residue of your estate to certain people. However, you need to be aware of what assets you are able to dispose of in your will, adequately identify the beneficiaries and take into account people who are eligible to contest the will.

By retaining Linda Emery & Associates to draft your will you will be able to receive advice on all areas relevant to your estate so that you are able to sign your will with confidence as to the division of your assets on your death.

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