1. What is a will?
A Willis a legal document that you can use to leave your property to the persons or charities of your choice. In your Will, you name Beneficiaries to inherit your property, an Executor to manage your estate and guardians to look after your minor children.
2. What do I need to make my will online?
It may help you to make your Will if you have gathered some of these details first:
- an inventory of your property (this is optional)
- a list of beneficiaries and alternate beneficiaries
- If you have minor children - a list of your choices for guardian
- a list of your first and second choices for Executor
- addresses for people you name as guardian and Executor.
3. What can I do with the Quick Laws Online will?
In the Quick Laws Online Will, you can:
- Name beneficiaries and alternate beneficiaries
- Name an Executor who will look after your estate
- Name a guardian to look after your minor children.
- Give directions about your funeral and for the treatment of your body
Unfortunately, with the Quick Laws Will, you cannot:
- Exclude specific persons from your Will
- Set up a trust, such as family discretionary or testamentary trust
- Leave property to pets
- Give gifts to organisations that are not charities
If any of the above circumstances apply to your situation, it is best to seek legal advice from a qualified person.
4. Is my personal information safe and secure?
Quick Laws uses SSL security and an extra layer of data encryption to ensure that any personal information stored is secure. Your information is stored for 3 months, after which time it's permanently deleted.
5. What if I have questions along the way?
The Quick Laws Online Will provides you with plenty of information along every step of the way. On the right side next to each question, you will see further information relevant to the question in the online interview. There are also links to pages that will open in a new window, that has extensive information to help you with what you are doing right then.
6. How long does it take to receive my completed Will?
You receive your completed Will instantly by email. Sometimes, it may take a few minutes for the servers to send and receive the email. However, it should never take longer than 5 minutes! If you have not received your Will after waiting 5 minutes, then please contact us by chat at anytime, day or night and our friendly customer support staff will assist you.
7. What do I do once I receive my completed Will?
There are important signing requirements that must be followed when signing your Will. Your Quick Laws Online Will comes with simple to follows instructions on how to make your Will valid. A Will must be signed and dated by the Will-maker in the presence of 2 witnesses. The witnesses must be independent - that is -- not a person named in your Will or their spouses or partners. Your witnesses do not need to read or know the contents of your Will.
8. Can I edit my Will?
Your Quick Laws Online Will comes in an editable Word document. If you have made an error or omission in your Will, you can either answer the questions again in the online form or edit the Word version of the document that you have. You can change your answers and revise your Will up to 3 times if completed online, without incurring an additional cost.
9. Can I make my own Will without a Lawyer?
Making a Will is usually a straight-forward matter and does not involve complex laws. Most people find it simple enough to write their own Will because it's up to the Will-maker to decide who they want to get their property.
Quick Laws gives you guidance along every step of the way. We provide plenty of information and if your particular circumstances require a Lawyer, we will let you know along the way.