Get professional advice
Having a will prepared professionally could save your estate much higher legal fees if your will is contested or has to be interpreted by a court.
Ensuring your will is valid and covers all that's needed can be complicated and stressful. This page explains the benefits of obtaining legal advice from NSW Trustee & Guardian or the Law Society of NSW.
While you can prepare a will yourself, it's strongly recommended to get professional help. There are many reasons for this, including:
- that the words you use in everyday life may not have the same meaning when documented in a will
- uncertainty as to what assets can and cannot be given away in a will.
Getting professional help in drafting your will can ensure it:
- fully represents your wishes
- is clear and unambiguous
- includes your nominated executor and guardian
- takes into account any complex legal, financial and taxation issues
- is legally valid and signed correctly.
Because the information on this website is general in nature and does not cover everything you need to know, please read this important legal notice.
End of Life Planner
An interactive guide to help you prepare for end of life tasks and documents before you meet with a professional advisor. This includes will preparation, Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, funeral wishes and more.
You will need to log in to your MyServiceNSW Account to use the planner.
We're now directing you to log in to the Life Administrator – End of Life Planner. You'll need a MyServiceNSW Account to continue.
Why should I log in?
By logging in you're able to:
- start the planning process
- update and save your information whenever circumstances change
- find ways to get professional advice if you need it.