I rang a solicitor today to find out about getting a Will written and it is going to cost $400+.
I have heard about getting a kit online such as the Australian Will Kit for about $40.
Are they OK? Has anyone used one? Is there any reason to go with the exxy solicitor one vs. a much cheaper DIY option?
I'd like to hear your experiences.
BTW it would be very simple straight forward - nothing complex involved.
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17-01-2012 19:36 #1
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17-01-2012 19:47 #2
I've heard that the d.i.y ones aren't the best because alot of the time how we intend to write something is usually different to the legal interpretation that is placed on it. I think this can make the risk of it being contended higher, and if it was me I would probably go with a solicitor. Especially if it had anything to do with who I would want my kids looked after by.
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If you have any legal terminology experience you will be ok.
Otherwise personally I'd pay the solicitor fees. An extra 360 may seem like a lot now but If you have anything of value or children, that extra 360 will ENSURE you belongings AND your debts go to the correct sources.
They (solicitors) can also help with funneral insurance options and life insurance and beneficiaries.
Trust me, it's worth the $$&
17-02-2014 21:51 #4Junior Member
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online will kit advice
I found www.onlinewillkit.com easy to use with simple to follow instructions
17-02-2014 21:57 #5Senior Member
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I think it depends how simple your will is. Like if you are married and you just want to leave everything to each other, then I think it's fine. Otherwise, get a solicitor.
17-02-2014 22:01 #6
My dad is a solicitor and has always said not to touch the cheap ones as they aren't worth the paper they're written on.
When he retires I will still pay a solicitor to do my power of attorney and wills if they ever need updating.
I would rather know I've left the appropriate things to those I care about etc and would hate for others to have grounds to contend it.
17-02-2014 22:07 #7
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