Is my Will still valid after five years?
As busy Queenslanders, our lives are full of constant change and it’s important to note that as your life changes, so too should your Will.
Significant events in your life are a great indicator to review or update your Will, or every 3 to 5 years, to ensure it still meets your requirements.
An up-to-date Will ensures the most important people in your life are looked after. As a rule, you should change your Will after a significant life event, such as:
- Getting married or divorced
- Buying or selling a home or business
- Having a child
- Deciding to change the beneficiaries of your Will
- Deciding to change the executor of your Will
- Deciding to change the nominated guardian of children who are minors
If you do not have a valid or up-to-date Will, your assets may not go to the people you want them to go to, or it may cost more to finalise your estate, which can place extra burden on your loved ones.
How can the Public Trustee help?
The Public Trustee can help you complete your Will, through our sound, independent advice and expert understanding of Estate law. We will ask the right questions, including some that you may not have considered, so you can make the best possible plan for your estate.
You don’t have to go out of your way. We have offices throughout Queensland, and we can even come to you. See our office and mobile will-making services.
To make or update your Will with the Public Trustee, you can book an appointment online or phone 1300 360 044.