Estate Planning - WILLS


It is important to plan for the future and Vania Holt Legal can assist you with writing your will, Power of Attorney, or Enduring Guardian. 

It is emotional and difficult dealing with this topic but it might be worse if you passed away without a will. 

 By preparing your estate now, you are taking care of your family in the future.

If you would like assistance with will writing, please click on the following button and answer some simple questions. You will be provided a free report of your situation and provide some general advice on the best way to proceed. You can take this report to any solicitor or engage Vania Holt Legal – the choice is yours.

What is a will?

A will is a legal document that sets out how you would like your assets and liabilities dealt with on your death. It will detail who your executors are and what they should do with your estate. 

Why do I need a will?

In essence, to solve disputes before they happen! 

What is an Executor?

An executor is someone, named in your will, who will distribute your estate according to your wishes. It can be your spouse, child, friend, accountant and lawyer. You can have more than one executor and they can benefit from the estate (as a beneficiary). 

It is your executor who gets the ‘Grant of Probate’ from the Supreme Court of New South Wales. They are also required to defend your will in case there is a dispute.

I don’t want to provide for my children because they haven’t looked after me. What can I do?

The law requires people to make provision for their dependents and they might be eligible to make a claim for ‘family provision’. Certain people are allowed to make a claim and others cannot. The law is complex here so it might be prudent to discuss this with your lawyer. 

What if I get married again?

This may revoke your will, depending on the circumstances, so it is best to make provision as best you can for that eventuality. 

What if I get divorced?

The divorce will invalidate any gifts made in your will to your ex-partner and they will be removed as executor. 

How much does a will cost?

If it is a simple affair, without a testamentary trust, then we can provide this service as follows:

Simple Will (single) – $440 (incl. GST)

Simple Will (couple) – $660 (incl. GST)

Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian (single) – $660 (incl. GST)

Simple Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian (couple) – $990 (incl. GST)

Power of Attorney – $176 (incl. GST)

Enduring Guardian – $176 (incl. GST)

If your will involves a testamentary trust, please contact Vania Holt Legal for a quote. 

What can I do now?

If you are ready to receive a free, personalised report on your will matter, please click the following button and answer some simple questions:

You can take this report with you to any solicitor. If you would like us to write your will for you, please contact us on 0425 736 057 or at vania.holt@vaniaholt.com.au.

We have an office in Maitland but can meet you at your office if that is more convenient.

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