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What is a Will and do you need one? - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
What is a Will and do you need one? - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
What is a Will and do you need one? - Mortlock McCormack Law | Property and Commercial Law | Christchurch, New Zealand
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What is a Will and do you need one?

December 2021 Ruby Haddon

Most of us have a general understanding of what a Will is.  However a significant number of us do not actually have one.

Some of us may have a very outdated Will that does not reflect our current circumstances.

Put simply, a Will is a document that allows you to direct what is to happen with your property on your death.

Whether young or not so young, chances are you do need a Will.

We frequently hear “I don’t have any property of value anyway so there is no point in having a Will”.  Clients are often surprised at how much property they actually do own. “Property” includes your Kiwisaver, savings in bank accounts, jewellery and vehicles.

There is significant administration involved if you die without a Will in place, and let’s not forget the default position under the Administration Act 1969 may result in your property passing to someone who you would not otherwise have chosen to leave anything to under your Will.

At Mortlock McCormack Law we aim to keep it as simple as possible when it comes to assisting clients with preparing their Wills.  We can either call you to discuss your circumstances and wishes, or we can send you our Will questionnaire form for you to complete and return to us.  After discussions with you regarding the legal implications of your instructions we will then prepare your Will for signing.

If you would like further information about Wills please contact Ruby Haddon, Solicitor (03 343 8586 / ruby@mmlaw.co.nz).