It’s National Wills week this week 14 – 18 September, the goal is to make people aware of the importance of having a valid will. By making a will you ensure that your assets are disposed of in accordance with your wishes after your death. If you die without leaving a valid will, your assets will be distributed according to the provisions of the Interstate Succession Act. This may lead to conflict, unhappiness, unnessary costs, long waiting periods and your assets going to a person you did not intend. Finweeks article below “A short will is not neccesarily sweet” highlights all the important details to ensuring a valid will for your family.
A short will is not necessarily sweet – Finweek 15 Sep, http://finweek.com/2015/09/14/a-short-will-is-not-necessarily-sweet/
It is really important not to be short sighted when drafting a will as it one of the most important documents you are ever likely to put in place. Don’t take shortcuts in the drafting process; if your will is incomplete or unclear, it may result in additional strain on your loved ones during what will already be a difficult time.