A Will formally sets out who and what you want to provide for when you die. This can include guardianship of children in your care. It also allows you to leave specific trinkets and meaningful things to people and/or organisations you chose. A Will can include any special instructions you may have with regards to your funeral.
It is important to realise that if you marry or dissolve a marriage, any prior Will you have will no longer be valid and needs to be updated. If you die and you have a partner but no Will, your partner does not automatically inherit your assets. There is an Act of Parliament that dictates how assets are to be divided. New Zealand laws are inflexible as to what happens to your assets if you die without a Will.
A Will can take very little time to organise but are often put off until later. Take the time to ensure your family and friends can grieve your passing without the burden of having to decide what your Will wishes could have been. We have made it even easier at DK Legal as you can submit your Will wishes online in the comfort of your own surroundings and at a time that suits you! We will discuss your wishes with you and ensure it includes all the information required before your Will is signed.