Why you need to update your Will today
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Thu 30th Sep 2021
More than 50% of Australians over 18 don't currently have a Will. Dying without a Will can create unnecessary stress for family and friends left behind. During a time of grief, the last thing your loved ones want to be doing is trying to decide how you would have wanted your estate divided, or dealing with the courts to file for Letters of Administration to distribute their estate.
This situation is completely avoidable, and writing a Will is easier than you think. In 2021 more and more Australians are writing their Will online. Far from being time-consuming, emotionally cumbersome and expensive, the process of writing your Will online is quick, convenient and affordable.
"We have seen a huge spike in Australians writing their Will online..." says Aaron Zelman, Co-founder of Willed, one of Australia's leading online Will providers.
"People understand the importance of having a Will but have avoided it due to the perceived difficulty and expense associated. Now Australians are beginning to realise there are options for writing a Will that don't cost the earth."
Online platforms enable you to write your Will from the comfort of your couch! There's no need to add an appointment with a lawyer to your already overflowing calendar, and you can access online platforms at a time that is convenient for you, unbeholden to the operating hours of your solicitor's firm.
You can prepare a legally valid Will online in just 15 minutes. Online Will writing platforms, like the one offered by Australian industry leader Willed, are structured with a thoughtful, step-by-step process that makes considering your estate simple and straightforward, saving you time.
On the flip side, if you prefer to take your time and work more slowly, online is the way to go - there's no one on the other side of the desk billing you by the minute!
As long as a Will is printed, signed and witnessed, it is legally valid. Online platforms facilitate the writing process and, at the end, allow you to print and sign your Will, ensuring its validity.
Wills do not need to be reviewed by an expert to be legally valid, but this is an important consideration when choosing an online provider. Again, providers like Willed have you covered in this regard.
"While it is not a legal requirement to have Wills reviewed by an expert, we want to offer our customers that peace of mind that an expert in the field has had the chance to check for any potential issues and vet the Will for common problems and ambiguities", explains Aaron Zelman from Willed.
Providers of online Wills don't have the overheads of a traditional law firm, and they pass these savings on to you. Getting your Will prepared by a lawyer can set you back many hundreds of dollars. Online Wills are considerably cheaper- you can complete your Will using Willed's service for just $159.
In addition to this, online platforms are also able to provide you with human support at no extra cost, something you wouldn't expect to find in traditional law firms that charge in 6 minute increments.
"At Willed, we provide support 7 days a week - we're here to work with you through the process and answer all of your questions, online and over the phone, at no extra cost." says Aaron Zelman.
Another additional source of value is the ability to update and edit your Will for 12 months, at no extra cost.
Don't risk dying without a Will and leaving your loved ones with an additional burden. It's quick, easy and affordable to write your Will online today.
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