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NEW YEAR - TIME FOR A WILL HEALTH CHECK?

Wed, 21 Jan 2015

NEW YEAR - TIME FOR A WILL HEALTH CHECK?

The start of a new year is the perfect time to sit down and take stock of your present circumstances. Are you happy with your job, relationship and current living arrangements? Do you have a dream of undertaking further study, starting a new sport or hobby or simply taking more time out to relax?

More importantly, if you have a will, then it is a great time to consider whether your will accurately reflects your wishes, and whether your circumstances have changed significantly since it was created which may mean it is invalid.

For example, marriage, separation, divorce or entry into a new relationship can all be sufficient reasons to invalidate an existing will.  You may also want to include new family members (especially if a baby has been born since your last will was done).

If you don't yet have a will, then the start of a new year is a good time to take the time to get your personal matters into order and get one done.

If you are wondering if you need a will (due to not having many assets, or family circumstances), we recommend that you have a read through some of our earlier articles which explain the importance of having a will, regardless of the size of your estate or your beneficiaries.

http://www.affinitylawyers.com.au/blog-view/estate-planning-wealth-protection-important-138

http://www.affinitylawyers.com.au/blog-view/testamentary-trust-wills-128

http://www.affinitylawyers.com.au/blog-view/the-importance-of-wills-115

http://www.affinitylawyers.com.au/blog-view/nominal-assets-do-you-still-need-a-will-137

Our experienced Estate Planning team can help take the hassle out of having a will drawn up, so please contact one of our experienced solicitors today on 07 5563 8970 to arrange your estate planning consultation today.

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