A client recently showed me her father’s Will. He had copied it from a Will made by his uncle, many years ago. He now has grandchildren, so the original Will could have been written maybe 60 or more years ago. The language is a bit old-fashioned, but there is nothing wrong with it, it works fine – except maybe for one thing. It doesn’t reflect the Will-maker’s current situation. When he made the Will, he had two children. He wrote in the Will that if one of them died before him, the other would inherit all of his property. Years later, the situation is very different. Each of his children also have children. He probably would like his grandchildren to receive a share of the property, in the event that one of his children died before him, but the Will doesn’t talk about that scenario. Time to make a new Will? I think so. If you live in Perth or Western Australia and would like to have a Will drafted professionally, please contact Irving Law for a no-obligation discussion. If you don’t live in Western Australia don’t call us but get your Will done anyway. It’s important.
You are here: / / Updating Your Will – Is It Time?