Learn about wills
A will is a legal document that sets out your plans and preferences of who you want to receive your assets and how your estate is to be managed when you pass away.
A will is one of the most important legal documents you’ll make. It generally details:
- what you wish to happen to your estate after your death, including who your beneficiaries are and the distribution of assets
- the executor (or co-executors) who you entrust to carry out those wishes
- your nominated guardian and the terms of any trust set up for your children or other beneficiaries
- any specific funeral or memorial preferences..
a will must be completed in writing, either typed or printed
you must sign your own will, or it can be signed by another person at your direction if you're physically unable to, but this must be in your presence
your signature must be witnessed by 2 adults in your presence, however, the witnesses cannot be beneficiaries