QUOTE (knowsnotmuch @ 13/12/2012, 12:33 AM)
We have written $3 will packs bought at the news agency. Don't know how they would stand legally but in our situation it is all very clear what would happen and there is very little that would be disputed even without a will so its really just to give clear guidance for our families.
My bold. Oh dear. In your case, PP, I'm wondering why you even spent $6, if it might not 'stand legally'.
So many things can go wrong with post office Wills...
If a solicitor draws up your Will (a good one, not just the bloke down the road), it can cover you now as well as when you have children and hold assets such as a house.
I recommend you see a solicitor, OP. A few hundred now can save your family members tens of thousands in legal fees in the event of a dispute, not to mention other things like CGT implications, super, impact of a gift on a beneficiary's pension...
Super is not an asset of your estate.
I'm rambling and a little disjointed in my reply at this time of night, but please forgive me. I've been preparing and witnessing Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney for the last fortnight and this is set to continue until last thing next Thursday. Yes, I'm a solicitor in Wills and Estates: trust me, things can go very pear-shaped, even with the best of intentions, if your Will and estate planning is not well thought out.