Explanatory Notes

How to navigate and use ewills?

Use the Save and Next button to save the information on each page at any time. You can return to eWills whenever you like by signing in with your email and password.

Mandatory fields

On each page, there are mandatory fields you must complete before you may click the Save and Next button. Any time if you find you cannot proceed to the next page, check on the page if you have left off any important pieces of information that is required to write your Will.

Legislation

Common claims that maybe made against your estate are provided for in the following legislation:

  1. Family Protection Act 1955
  2. Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949
  3. Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Will Explanatory Notes

Before you begin, there are certain things you will need to consider:

  1. Who you would like to be the executor of your Will. This is a very important role as they are the person or organisation appointed under a Will to protect, gather in and distribute the estate.
  2. Who you would like to be the guardian of any children under the age of 18, if you pass away? Consideration needs to be given to the impact it may have on that person or people and also where they may live.
  3. Whether there are specific gifts you want to gift to any people or charities such as jewellery, cash, etc.
  4. Who you would like the remainder of your estate to go to once your specific gifts have been made – and alternatively, if they are not around, whom else it would go to?
  5. You may only continue if you are over 18 since this is a legal requirement to creating a Will (exceptions may apply).

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