Terms & Conditions

Legal Will Kit Terms & Conditions

About the Legal Will Kit

  • The will kit is designed for people with simple and straightforward circumstances.
  • The information given in the will kit does not constitute legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice. Through the will kit, State Trustees Limited (State Trustees) has provided a means for you to prepare your own will.
  • State Trustees has made every effort to ensure the information in the will kit is consistent with the laws of each State and Territory of Australia as at the time of issue to the purchaser; however, those laws may change after the date of issue.
  • State Trustees accepts no responsibility for the manner in which you complete your will or whether your will is appropriate having regard to your particular circumstances.
  • In using the will kit you agree that you will read the instructions contained in the will kit planning guide prior to preparing your will, and you will follow the instructions set out in the planning guide. If you are unsure about how to proceed, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a will writing professional, such as State Trustees in Victoria or the public trustee in your State or Territory.
  • In using the will kit, you acknowledge that you are not receiving legal, financial or tax advice from State Trustees
  • State Trustees is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information you set out in the template and forms provided.
  • After you have completed your purchase, an email will be sent to the email address you have nominated on the buy now screen, containing a link to a designated site where you can access your will kit. This link will be active for 30 days and you will be able to save and/or print your will kit planning guide and will templates within this time frame as you see fit. Note, however, that once the 30-day period has expired, you will no longer be able to access the designated site, and State Trustees will not issue to you, or provide you with further access to, the will kit.
  • The will kit planning guide and will templates will be displayed in Portable Document Format (PDF), allowing you to save and/or print the documents. The will templates are intended for manual handwritten completion.
  • Unless you lodge your will with State Trustees’ Will Bank service, State Trustees will not be aware of whether or not you have executed a will. State Trustees is not responsible for contacting your executors in the event of your death.

Validity of the will

It is your responsibility to follow the instructions in the will kit planning guide when completing your will to ensure its validity. Specifically, it is your responsibility to:

  • read the instructions in the will kit planning guide in full;
  • write in accurate information, such as correct names and relationships;
  • review the completed will carefully before signing; and
  • follow the signing and witnessing instructions set out in the will kit planning guide.

Payment & Customer Details

The State Trustees website has an SSL encryption to ensure that the credit card details are securely handled. Our payments are processed via Payment Express which are fully certified as Visa AIS and MasterCard SDP (PCI-DSS) compliant at processor level. For more information on Payment Express please visit: www.paymentexpress.com.

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Power of Attorney Kit Terms & Conditions

About the power of attorney kit

  • The information given in the kit does not constitute legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice. This kit provides you with the relevant documents and instructions that you will need in order to prepare your own power of attorney documents.
  • Power of attorney legislation is different in every State and Territory. It is important to make sure that the kit being purchased is for the State or Territory in which you live, as each State and Territory has its own laws for: (a) the types of power of attorney documents that are able to be used; (b) how a power of attorney must be prepared, signed and witnessed; and (c) how the power of attorney may be used. The kit includes legally valid forms that are designed for the state you have chosen to purchase. State Trustees Limited (State Trustees) has made every effort to ensure the information in the kit is consistent with the laws of the relevant jurisdiction as at the time of issue to you.
  • State Trustees accepts no responsibility for the manner in which you complete your powers of attorney, nor whether your powers of attorney are appropriate having regard to your particular circumstances.
  • In using the power of attorney kit you agree that you will read the instructions contained in the kit prior to preparing your power of attorney documents, and you will follow the instructions set out in the kit. If you are unsure about how to proceed, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of an estate planning professional, such as State Trustees in Victoria or the public trustee in your State or Territory.
  • In using the power of attorney kit, you acknowledge that you are not receiving legal, financial or tax advice from State Trustees.
  • State Trustees is not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information you set out in the template and forms provided.
  • After you have completed your purchase, an email will be sent to the email address you have nominated on the buy now screen, containing a link to a designated site where you can access your power of attorney kit. This link will be active for 30 days and you will be able to save and/or print your power of attorney kit planning guide and power of attorney templates within this time frame as you see fit. Note, however, that once the 30-day period has expired, you will no longer be able to access the designated site, and State Trustees will not issue to you, or provide you with further access to, the power of attorney kit.
  • The power of attorney kit planning guide and power of attorney templates will be displayed in Portable Document Format (PDF), allowing you to save and/or print the documents. The power of attorney templates are intended for manual handwritten completion.
  • Unless you lodge your power of attorney documents with State Trustees’ Will Bank service, State Trustees will not be aware of whether or not you have executed a power of attorney. State Trustees is not responsible for contacting your attorney / agent / decision maker / guardian in the event of you losing capacity.

Validity of the power of attorney

It is your responsibility to follow the instructions in the power of attorney kit when completing your power of attorney documents to ensure their validity. Specifically, it is your responsibility to:

  • read the planning guide in the power of attorney kit in full;
  • write in accurate information, such as correct names and contact details;
  • review the completed power of attorney documents carefully before signing; and
  • follow the signing and witnessing instructions set out in the power of attorney kit planning guide.

Payment & Customer Details

The State Trustees website has an SSL encryption to ensure that the credit card details are securely handled. Our payments are processed via Payment Express which are fully certified as Visa AIS and MasterCard SDP (PCI-DSS) compliant at processor level. For more information on Payment Express please visit: www.paymentexpress.com.

Please refer to our privacy statement for more information.