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Making a Will

Making a plan for what happens after you die is the best way to ensure that the people and things you love are looked after. It’s easy to create your Will with Public Trust and can make the process of managing your passing less stressful for your family.

Which will is best for you?

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Basic Online Will

$69
Straightforward needs. Simple will.

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This package allows you to:

  • Make unlimited edits over 30 days

  • Choose your own executor/trustee

  • Divide your assets among your family

  • Suitable for someone who is single

  • Suitable for those with or without children

  • If you (or your partner) have children from a previous relationship you will need to complete a comprehensive will online or book an in-centre will appointment

Optional add on:

  • $39 Statement of wishes

  • $50 per will: In-person will witnessing


Need to update your existing will?

  • $34.50 to re-open your existing Basic online single will

  • Want to convert your will to online? Contact us.

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Standard Online Will

$139
Common needs. Standard will.

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Our most common package includes everything from the Basic will, plus you can:

  • Specify guardians for your children

  • Gift specific items and make plans for the care of your pets

  • Suitable for a person in a relationship

  • If you (or your partner) have children from a previous relationship you will need to complete a comprehensive will online or book an in-centre will appointment

Optional add ons:

  • $39 Statement of wishes

  • $100 Expert review

  • $50 per will: In-person will witnessing

  • $95 Upgrade to Mirror wills for you and your spouse/partner


Need to update your existing will?

  • $69.50 to re-open your existing Standard online single will

  • $117.00 to re-open your existing Mirror online wills

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Comprehensive Online Will

$189
Uncommon needs and structures.

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This package is the right fit for many families and for business owners. It includes everything from the Standard Will, plus you can:

  • Include or exclude certain overseas assets

  • Allow for rights to occupy or use assets (including life interests, which allow someone to stay in your home for their lifetime before it goes to your final beneficiaries).

  • Include your family trust

  • Covers separation and divorce

  • Suitable if you (or your partner) have children from a previous relationship

  • Suitable for business owners

Optional add ons:

  • $39 Statement of wishes

  • $130 Expert review

  • $50 per will: In-person will witnessing

  • $129 Upgrade to Mirror wills for you and your spouse/partner


Need to update your existing will?

  • $94.50 to re-open your existing Comprehensive online single will

  • $159.00 to re-open your existing Mirror online wills

  • Want to convert your will to online? Contact us.

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In-Centre Will

$385
For anyone who would prefer to create their Will in person alongside one of our experts.
We’ll work with you to create a Will that’s tailored to your needs and can include things like:

Guardianship

  • Specific instructions and financial support for guardianship.

Funeral

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

Assets

  • Rights to Maori land including a life interest or a whanau trust.

  • A business or farm.

  • Instruction for overseas assets in any country.

  • Special use or time conditions for an assets.

Trusts

  • Instructions for a new testamentary trust.

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 final beneficiaries.

Will update

  • Minor updates to your existing Public Trust single will $126

Mirror will

  • $335 Upgrade to a Mirror will for you and your spouse/partner

How do I get a will?

Online

In person

Online

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Easy & Fast
make a will from the comfort of your couch in as little as 20 minutes.
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Built for your circumstances
basic, standard, and comprehensive options are available.
Secure and accessible
our online platform is available 24/7, with local support via live chat or phone.
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Seamless add-ons
create an Enduring Power of Attorney or statement of wishes in your own time, online.

In person

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Thorough and guided
our specialists make sure you understand exactly what each decision means.
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Specific to your needs
we’ll draft a will tailored to your situation and needs.
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Simple and efficient
after your preparation (25 mins), the initial appointment only takes around 1 hour.
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Future-driven
include an Enduring Power of Attorney or establish a trust to suit your needs.

The process for creating a will

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Preparation

Preparation should take around 25 minutes. You’ll need to consider who will be your beneficiaries, what valuable assets you own, who you would like to receive them, who will be your executor, who you want to care for any minor children and what you would like for your funeral.  See our guide for 5 things to think about when making your will.

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Consultation

Online, complete the document in your own time. In person, one of our experts will lead you through the process of preparing your will, and answer any questions you may have. This can take from 20 minutes online for a simple will, to 1.5 hours in person for a complex will.

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Review & approval (in person only)

We’ll prepare and check your will and then send it to you for approval before signing. This usually happens 3-5 working days after your consultation, and is your chance to ensure everything is correct.

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Signing & safe storage

If you create your will in one of our customer centres we’ll help you witness and sign your will before storing it in our vault if that is what you want. This takes around 15 minutes, and we’ll give you a copy to take home with you. Online wills also need to be printed out and signed in front of two witnesses.

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Have things changed?

We recommend reviewing your will every year to make sure it’s still up to date.

It's important to review your will regularly, especially after any significant events or changes in your life like welcoming a new baby, ending or starting a relationship, and buying or selling a home or business. We’ll send you a reminder to check your will after a year.

What happens after you die?

Frequently Asked Questions