When things get diﬃcult, most people change the subject.
Hide away. Stick their heads in the sand. Say, “oh, I’ll do that next week”.
But as a society we’re starting to see how avoiding diﬃcult conversations,
or putting things oﬀ is not healthy or productive for anyone.
State Trustees thinks it’s time for change.
We believe it’s good to talk about the diﬃcult things. Raising the need to talk to your
partner about your wills. Or talking to your parents about going into aged care.
Speaking to your family about who will get what when the unfortunate (but inevitable) need arises.
Let’s have an open discussion - sooner rather than later.
Because if we do, we’ll be all the better for it.
A Will helps make sure your loved ones will be looked after when you’re gone. State Trustees can show you what you need to do to make a Will.
These documents let someone speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself. Here’s how a trusted relative, friend or organisation can make important decisions on your behalf when you need it most.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we face in life. It can be even more challenging if you’ve been chosen to administer their estate. State Trustees’ legal and financial experts are here to help.
Trusts enable you to financially provide for those you love. As a trustee, we will always act in the best interests of those you care about.
It’s important to keep your Will and Powers of Attorney documents secure. The Victorian Will Bank and The Victorian Will & Powers of Attorney Registry at State Trustees ensures your documents are kept safe until they’re needed.
State Trustees charitable trusts make a difference to the community by supporting those in need. Last year, we distributed roughly $5 million from over 250 private charitable trusts and State Trustees Australia Foundation sub-funds.