What do I need to make a will?

To make a will in Australia you must first have capacity. Generally, persons of sound mind over the age of 18 years have capacity to make a will. If you are under 18 years or if you are concerned you may not have capacity to make a will, contact us for a free consultation.

When writing a will in Australia, you are required to consider several issues:

  • Decide who to appoint as your Executor or Executors. The Executor is responsible for carrying out your wishes
  • Decide who should inherit your property.
  • If you have children under 18 years of age, who should be appointed as their guardian?
  • If your gift may go to a child or person with a disability, how should their gift be managed? Should a trust be established?
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Last updated: 29 April 2019