Many blended Australian families wanting greater certainty in their estate planning choose to make a mirror Will with their spouse - effectively leaving everything to each other.
Most adults are presumed to have the mental capacity to give consent themselves. But what happens when you can’t make decisions for yourself?
The person next in line to make decisions for you is referred to as the person responsible and it might not be your next of kin.
Getting your Will in place probably feels a lot like flossing — it's uncomfortable work for no current obvious result — we know we should do it but we either put it off or fall into the bad habit of simply finding more reasons to keep putting it off completely.
Sometimes just not knowing where to start or where to go for advice can freeze many people into inaction.