The number of people preparing their will has jumped dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic.
In some age groups the number of people having their will written increased by a staggering 600% this year compared to the corresponding period in 2019.
Demand has increased across the board from new parents trying to get their affairs in order, to older Australian starting to think about estate planning given the uncertainty of the times, to those who have seen their circumstances change from when they originally prepared their will years ago.
Whilst there are some online and basic options, it's accepted that it is important to get your will prepared and reviewed by a professional to check for errors and gaps.
It's not always straightforward and there are lots of resources and tips to assist your planning and avoid common mistakes, including misunderstandings of tax issues, how to handle the wills in light of your significant other, the appointment of executors, superannuation issues etc.
Of course, many people leave a gift to family members and, importantly, many also leave a legacy to causes that are important to them.
In leaving a bequest to the Barwon Health Foundation, you have the opportunity to give the gift of good health and can contribute to provide amazing care .. and even save lives.
It doesn't matter how large or small. Every gift makes a difference.
Several prominent Geelong lawyers have offered their services to provide free wills (or amendments to existing wills) to those that have decided to leave a gift to the Barwon Health Foundation
If you'd like more information on getting your will done, or the impact your gift could make, please contact Francis Trainor on 4215 8919 or email email@example.com