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Basic Will

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  • The Basic Will is only suitable if you will leave everything to your spouse or partner, if he or she survives you, and if not, then you leave everything divided into equal shares, to all of your children who survive you.
  • This Will does not include solicitor time for advising you concerning your Will.
  • You can edit this Basic Will for one week after purchase.
  • A stored copy of the unsigned document will be on your Dashboard for one year.
  • Only $95.00

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LawOnline Will

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  • Most people choose this option. It allows you to make any legal provision that you wish to, such as leaving specific items or sums of money to individuals or charities.
  • Detailed step by step advice beside the form.
  • Free email access to legal advice about the preparation of your Will.
  • Divide what you leave into equal or unequal shares.
  • Leave specific gifts
  • Ability to leave a life interest in a house
  • Guardianship of children
  • Specify a residuary beneficiary in case no spouse or children survive you.
  • Make burial or cremation choices.
  • You can edit this Lawonline Will for one year after purchase.
  • You will be able to access the stored copy at any stage without charge.
  • Just for $225.00

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Living Will

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  • Also called an "advanced care directive".
  • This is for events while you are still alive.
  • It records your wishes in advance of your suffering ill health or an injury.
  • Gives direction about the care that you wish, or do not wish, to receive.
  • Your family and doctors have a statement of your preferences.
  • It is for when you become unable to communicate what you want.
  • Only $25.00

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What is the difference between a Basic Will and a Standard Will?

 

Basic Will

Standard Will

Suitability

This is for you if you are married, or in a permanent relationship, and have children. This form of will provides that you leave everything to your spouse or partner, if he or she survives you. If not, then that you leave everything divided into equal shares, to all of your children who survive you, payable when they reach 21 years.

This option allows you to make any legal provision that you wish to. It enables you to leave specific items or sums of money to individuals or charities. It also lets you divide what you leave into unequal shares.

Most people should choose this option. It gives you the flexibility to make a wide range of choices.

Price

$95.00

$225.00

Delivery choices

Immediately by download or email

Immediately by download or email

Availability of advice

Yes, but limited

Yes

Choice of trustees

Yes, but limited

Yes

Ability to leave specific gifts

No

Yes

Ability to leave property in unequal shares

No

Yes

Guardianship of children

No

Yes

Provision for a residuary beneficiary in case no spouse or children survive

No

Yes

Provision to specify burial or cremation wishes

No

Yes

Ability to leave a life interest in a house

No

Yes

Features of the Basic Will

In this basic form of will:
  • you leave everything to your spouse or partner, if he or she survives you.
  • If not, then that you leave everything divided into equal shares, to all of your children who survive you.

Features of a Standard Will?

 

LawOnline Will

Suitability

The LawOnline Will should be suitable for most people. It gives you the flexibility to make a wide range of choices.

The LawOnline Will allows you to make any legal provision that you wish to. It enables you to leave specific items or sums of money to individuals or charities. It also lets you divide what you leave into unequal shares.

Price

$225.00

Delivery choices

Immediately by download or email

Availability of advice

Yes

Choice of trustees

Yes

Ability to leave specific gifts

Yes

Ability to leave property in unequal shares

Yes

Guardianship of children

Yes

Provision for a residuary beneficiary in case no spouse or children survive

Yes

Provision to specify burial or cremation wishes

Yes

Main reasons to have a Will

  • You can make a wide range of provisions and select from many options.
  • It will make sure that your property goes to the people who you want it to go to after you die.
  • It will save your family from much trouble, expense and wasted time.

Main reasons to have a Living Will

  • A living will is sometimes called an advance care directive. The two names are interchangeable and are names for essentially the same thing.
  • These documents are called living wills because, unlike ordinary wills, they provide for events that occur while you are still alive. A normal will only applies after you die.
  • The name "advance care directive" is given because it is a written record of your wishes, made in advance of your suffering ill health or an injury, in which you give a direction about the care that you wish, or do not wish, to receive.

Can I download a sample Will?

Yes, below is a sample Standard Will showing some of the options.

Who Can Make a Will?

Anyone who is at least 18 years old can make a will.

The LawOnline system may not be used to make a will for a person who has not reached 18 years of age at the time that the will is made.

A person who is under 18, in some States of Australia, may make a will if he or she is, or has been married, or is about to be married. Each State and Territory in Australia has its own law on this issue.

What If You Die Without Leaving a Will?

If you die without leaving a will, you are said to have died "intestate". In that case, the law specifies how your property will be distributed. This will usually be to a surviving spouse or partner and your immediate family, or to close relatives, in set proportions.

This may not be what you would have wished or what your family wants, and it could involve them and your estate in the cost and effort of making a claim in court. If there are no relatives who are in the categories listed in the law, then your estate goes to the State.

Your lawyer or a family member can still administer your estate if you have not made a will, but only according to the law. It is usually much more expensive and time consuming to do this, than it would have been if you had left a valid will.

When Should You Make a Will?

Even if you don't own much property, it is wise to have a will. Probably the best reason to have a will is to save your family some of the trouble and expense that occurs when a person dies without leaving a will. It can add considerably to the time, expense and trouble that is involved in tidying up the affairs of a person who dies, if the person dies without leaving a will.

You should make a will when you marry or enter into a civil union or a de facto relationship. When you have children, it is especially important to have a will.

How Do You Make a Will?

Because of the importance of your will, the law says it must be made in a prescribed manner. The LawOnline system ensures that you will make a valid will, as long as you carefully follow all of the advice that you are given by the LawOnline system and carefully follow all of the steps that you are advised to take.

You and 2 witnesses will need to sign the will, all in each other’s presence.

For each will, there can only be one person whose will is being made. Two people cannot make a single will together. They must each make separate wills.

How Long Will it Take?

You can make a will using the LawOnline system in just five minutes, if you know exactly what you want to provide and don't need any advice. Realistically, you should expect it to take about 10 minutes. If you feel that you need to read all of the advice carefully, that will take you about 20 minutes.

When Will You Have Your Document?

  • It will be sent to you by email in a matter of seconds, immediately after you pay the fee and click the email button.
  • You will be able to download it again from your dashboard as often as you like and you will be able to email it to yourself or to someone else, as often as you like.

Can You Edit Your Will After You Have Received it and is it Free to Change?

  • It is free for you to edit your document for a year, as many times as you like. You won't be able to change the name of the person who has made a will, or the name of a trust, if you have purchased a trust. However, everything else is freely changeable, as many times as you like for a year.
  • After you have logged in you will see your name on the top menu. If you click on your name, you will see a link to your dashboard.
  • Just select the edit button that you will find on your dashboard, next to the link to the document that you want to edit.

How Are Your Documents Stored?

  • The LawOnline system keeps a copy of the latest version of any document that you create. Your documents are kept on a secure server which is fully backed up. They are available to you through your dashboard, which you can access by logging on with your username and password. After you have logged in you will see your name on the top menu. If you click on your name, your will see a link to your dashboard.
  • Your documents are kept for at least 7 years and any signed original documents that we may be keeping for you will be kept indefinitely.
  • In the unlikely event that the LawOnline business failed, the Law Society has a statutory power to ensure that your documents are protected.

Is it safe to make a will or trust online?

The Lawyers at LawOnline have carefully prepared the documents that you will find on the LawOnline site, to ensure that you will prepare a fully legal and normal legal document. You also have the benefit of all of the legal advice that is made available to you on this website. It is just as safe as visiting a lawyer personally, but is a great deal more convenient to access and is often considerably cheaper.

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