Legal Will Kit- Digital Download

Say ‘I will’ when you say ‘I do’

Getting married is an exciting and emotional time. There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding that sometimes one important document is overlooked, your will. Before you say ‘I do’, take a moment to think about this important change in your life and how you wish your spouse and loved ones to be cared for in case something unforeseen happens.

For the person you love, having a legal will can help ease their burden during a difficult time. If you don’t have a will, it can mean state and territory laws determine how your affairs might be managed. Don’t leave anything to chance. Say ‘I will’ when you say ‘I do’.

It’s convenient and easy

A convenient way to write your will is with the State Trustees Legal Will Kit. If your situation is simple and straightforward (e.g. if you intend to leave everything you own to your immediate family, such as your partner and/or your children or extended family or friends) you can easily create your will.

The Legal Will Kit includes:

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Step-by-step instructions

The instructions explain nine steps for how you should complete your will. Each step of the process is written in an easy to understand way to help you write your will.

Simple explanations

We have made it easy to understand the important aspects of a will which are explained in simple English, including:

  • appointing your executor
  • choosing your beneficiaries
  • nominating guardians for your children
  • specifying gifts
  • a glossary of key terms relating to wills

Checklists, templates & sample wills are included

To help you plan your will there are documents in the kit you can print out and complete. They include:

  • a personal details schedule to help you create an inventory of your assets and liabilities, and provide information for the guardian of minor children and other important contact details
  • will notes to help you structure your will
  • a sample will for your reference
  • a will template, a legally valid form ready for you to complete to prepare your own will

Legal Will Kits are valid for all jurisdictions in Australia.
A Legal Will Kit is fast, simple and convenient and only $29.99.

Get sorted. Get a will.

To find out if the Legal Will Kit is suitable for your circumstances read more here. Alternatively you can purchase DIY Legal Will Kits online and at selected Australia Post stores in Victoria.

If you would like to see one of wills specialists call us today on 03 9667 6444 or outside Melbourne call 1300 138 672.

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Legal Will Kit

$29.99

Will kits valid for all jurisdictions in Australia.

Downloadable PDF documents to print and complete at home.

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Legal Will Kit & Power of Attorney Kit Bundle

$59.98

Will kits valid for all jurisdictions in Australia.

Power of attorney state based versions are tailored for any jurisdiction in Australia.

Downloadable PDF documents to print and complete at home.

Our power of attorney kits are up-to-date with all legislation including the latest:

  • Victorian powers of attorney legislation changes effective September 1st 2015.
  • ACT powers of attorney legislation changes effective September 2nd 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a will?

Having a clearly written and up-to-date will is important as it:

  • helps ensure your property and possessions are distributed the way you want;
  • outlines who you want to benefit from your estate;
  • reduces potential conflict after your death;
  • helps your Executor understand how you would like your affairs managed

Who can make a will?

If you are over 18 years of age and have testamentary capacity (meaning you have the mental ability to know and understand what you are doing and why), you can make a will. You can also make a will if you’re under 18 years of age and are either married (or previously married), or have the consent of the court.

What happens if don't make a will?

Our will kit will help you prepare your own will according to your wishes. It’s intended for use in uncomplicated situations. For example where you intend to give everything you own to:

  • your surviving spouse or partner, or
  • if you don’t have a partner or your partner has died, to your children, or
  • if you don’t have a partner or children, to other family members, friends or charities.

When should I use a will kit?

Our will kit will help you prepare your own will according to your wishes. It’s intended for use in uncomplicated situations. For example where you intend to give everything you own to:

  • your surviving spouse or partner, or
  • if you don’t have a partner or your partner has died, to your children, or
  • if you don’t have a partner or children, to other family members, friends or charities.

When is a will Kit not suitable? When should I consider a consultative will?

A will kit is not suitable if you:

  • or your spouse/partner have a child or children from a previous relationship;
  • are proposing to leave someone out of your Will who expects to benefit from your estate;
  • have an interest in a family trust, private company, self managed superannuation fund, or partnership;
  • have any beneficiary with special needs, e.g. due to a disability;
  • want to include a trust of any kind in your will;
  • have complex assets, e.g. an extensive share portfolio or overseas property;
  • want to distribute your residuary estate to more than one person in different proportions.

If any of these situations applies to you, or you’re unsure about how to proceed, you must seek the assistance of a will writing professional. For further information on will writing and Estate Administration matters, contact your local public trustee office as below:

VIC: www.statetrustees.com.au
NSW: www.tag.nsw.gov.au
ACT: www.publictrustee.act.gov.au
QLD: www.pt.qld.gov.au
WA: www.publictrustee.wa.gov.au
SA: www.publictrustee.sa.gov.au
NT: www.nt.gov.au/justice/pubtrust
TAS: www.publictrustee.tas.gov.au

Is the will in this will Kit a valid will?

Yes it is. Provided you have carefully followed the instructions in our will kit for completing your will, it will be valid.

Who is State Trustees?

A Victorian State Government-owned business, State Trustees’ core services include will preparation, providing financial administration services for people with a disability, acting under an enduring power of attorney, acting as executor or administrator of estates, and the provision of general trustee and related services for the Victorian community.

State Trustees have written over 100,000 wills.