“According to research, around 47 per cent of Australians do not have a valid will, Sate and Gordon succession planning expert Rod Cunich says. The law firm is hoping to change this figure by offering free standard online wills to mark National Law Week this week.
Last year, more than 7600 Australians went online to start a will or an estate planning self-assessment.
“With the ageing of the asset-rich baby boomer generation we are starting to see a massive transfer of wealth that needs to be properly planned and managed, Mr Cunich says. “Proper planning and thoughtful preparation can prevent family disputes over inheritances and can make the process much less fraught for all involved. “Our online will is simple to complete, convenient and this week it is free – so there is no reason to delay getting your affairs in order.”
Those wishing to utilise the free service will need to complete a free estate planning self-assessment as a safety precaution. If your needs cannot be met by a standard will, the self-assessment will explain why and provide guidance on issues you will need to address.
National Law Week runs from Monday May 13 to Sunday May 19. To access the service, visit www.slatergordon.com.au and click the ‘online will’ link.