What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that clearly sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets after your death. Having a clear, legally valid and up-to-date Will is the best way to help ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes.

Studies show that on average 45% of Australians do not have a current Will. If you die without a Will no-one knows who you wanted as your beneficiaries, or who you wanted as your executor (the person or organisation you nominate to administer your estate upon your death). Your assets will be distributed according to a set formula with certain relatives receiving a defined percentage of your assets, despite what you may have wished.

Your Will is probably the most important document you will ever sign, so it's advisable that you have it prepared by an expert who is supported by accountants, taxation, investment and legal professionals such as those we have on staff.

Why make my Will with NSW Trustee & Guardian?

  • By preparing your Will with us, you are choosing an organisation that has been trusted by the people of NSW for over 100 years and has experience of writing more than one million Wills.
  • We have trained and experienced staff ready to help you, no matter how straightforward or complicated your estate.
  • You can choose your own executor or nominate NSW Trustee & Guardian for impartial and independent services.
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