Your pre-appointment checklist

To make your will, you'll need:

  1. Proof of address (e.g. recent utility bill or bank statement)
  2. Photographic identification (e.g. passport or two forms of other photographic identification). See the
    full list of acceptable forms of identification.
  3. If applicable:

  4. Property sharing agreement/Relationship Property Agreement (sometimes called a "prenup")
  5. Life insurance details (i.e. insurer, policy owner and approx. value)
  6. Family Trust Deed (if your family trust is not already with Public Trust)

Five questions before your appointment

  • Special gifts

    Will you make any special gifts, e.g. an amount of money, jewellery, a family heirloom?

  • Beneficiaries

    Who do you wish to leave your assets to? Find out who will be entitled to a share of your assets unless you make other arrangements:

    Read more
  • Executor

    Who will ensure the terms of your Will are carried out? Watch our video on your options when choosing an executor:

    Read more
  • Guardians

    Who should be named as guardians for your children if they're under 18? Guide on how to choose guardians:

    Read more
  • Funeral

    Do you wish to be buried or cremated? Do you wish to donate your body or organs for medical use?

    Read more

You're all set!

Once you've gathered the items on the checklist and thought about the five questions, you're ready for your appointment. We look forward to speaking to you then.

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