A valid will is one of the most important documents a person can have. The size of your estate does not determine whether or not you should have a will. The distribution of even the smallest estates is made more complex without a valid will. It is not uncommon for people to put off obtaining a will because it is a difficult topic to discuss.
The question about the effectiveness of a standard will kit versus a properly drafted will is often raised. While a standard will kit might work in some cases, it does not fit all circumstances and the important questions that a lawyer may ask before drafting your will are missed which can have disastrous consequences when your estate is ultimately distributed.
It is also important to ensure that your will is kept up to date. In many cases people who have a will forget to keep it current or intend to update their will but don’t get around to it. Changes in family structure such a marriage, entering a de facto relationship, having children or changes in property ownership are some of the more common reasons to update your will. There are also changes in the law that may affect the validity of your old will.
Some of the areas in which Steiner Legal can assist you are: