How much does it cost to make a will?

Our will consultation service depends on your needs and circumstances.

Take a look at Standard, Comprehensive and Custom consultation services using the guide below.


  • Standard

    For situations where you don't have stepchildren, businesses, overseas assets or trusts. All your assets will usually be evenly divided between your immediate relatives.
    More detail below.

    This includes the following:



    Guardianship

    Appoint guardian for children, plus a back-up.

    Gifts

    Up to six gifts.

    Assets

    Divided evenly between partner and any children you have. 
    No business, farm or trust. 
    No instructions for overseas assets. 

    Funeral

    Simple funeral wishes e.g. burial or cremation.
    Consent to donating organs.

    Standard Pricing

    • New will

      $289*

    • Update Public Trust will

      $249*

    Appointment time

    Approx. up to 1hr

    Appointment options

    By telephone or in person (as required)

    * Please note:

    1. Fees are indicative and include GST. If additional time is needed and agreed at the consultation, further charges from $276 (inc GST) per hour apply.

    2. Payment is due at the initial consultation appointment and cancellation fees apply. Please read Terms of Engagement.

  • (Most Popular)

    Comprehensive

    Typically for either blended families (with stepchildren) or those wanting an uneven distribution of assets between family members. This also covers most situations with a trust, overseas assets and more than eight beneficiaries.
    More detail below.

    Includes everything in Standard, plus:



    Family

    Children from another relationship (yours or your partner's).
    Relationship Property Agreement (sometimes called a ‘prenup’).

    Guardianship

    Wishes for guardianship, such as preferred school.

    Gifts

    Gifts of property.

    Assets

    Divided how you want, to whomever you wish.
    Rights to Māori land to named beneficiaries.
    No business or farm.
    Instructions for overseas assets in a Commonwealth country.

    Trusts

    Instructions for your existing family trust.

    Funeral

    Specific funeral wishes.
    Instructions to pay beneficiaries' expenses to attend funeral.

    Comprehensive Pricing

    • New will

      $499*

    • Update Public Trust will

      $459*

    Appointment time

    Approx. 1 - 1.5 hrs

    Appointment options

    By telephone or in person (as required)

    * Please note:

    1. Fees are indicative and include GST. If additional time is needed and agreed at the consultation, further charges from $276 (inc GST) per hour apply.

    2. Payment is due at the initial consultation appointment and cancellation fees apply. Please read Terms of Engagement.

  • Custom

    For wills needing customised clauses for situations such as having a business, allowing someone to stay in your home for their lifetime before passing it to beneficiaries, instructions for a newly-established trust, and other such scenarios.
    More detail below.

    Includes everything in Comprehensive, plus:



    Guardianship

    Specific instructions and financial support for guardianship.

    Gifts

    Options to purchase assets.
    Life interest: someone (such as your spouse) can stay in your home for their lifetime before it goes to your beneficiaries.

    Assets

    Rights to Māori land including a life interest or a whānau trust.
    A business or farm.
    Instructions for overseas assets in any country.
    Special use or time conditions for an asset.

    Trusts

    Instructions for a new trust.

    Funeral

    Detailed or specific wishes for organ use, treatment or recipients.

    Other

    Unique considerations e.g. royalties, digital assets.

    Custom Pricing

    • New will

      From $499*

    • Update Public Trust will

      From $459*

    Appointment time

    Approx. 1 - 2 hrs

    Appointment options

    In person

    * Please note:

    1. Fees are indicative and include GST. If additional time is needed and agreed at the consultation, further charges from $276 (inc GST) per hour apply.

    2. Payment is due at the initial consultation appointment and cancellation fees apply. Please read Terms of Engagement.

Make an Appointment Find out more about wills