Online Estate Planning Documents
Start your estate planning online today.
Estate planning is a great way to ensure that your family and loved ones are looked after in the event of your incapacity and/or death.
Completing important estate planning documents, which can include a Will, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian and an Advanced Care Directive provides many benefits, including:
- Legal certainty as to who gets what once you’ve passed away, ensuring your wishes are carried out in the manner and time you want them to be.
- It can save you, and your loved ones from unnecessary tax payments, legal fees and, possibly, court fees.
- It provides clarity to your family on what your wishes are should you become injured or incapacitated and can no longer care for yourself.
The good news is now you can complete all your estate planning documents online from the comfort of your own home.
How does it work?
Much like the process for your completing your Will online, all you need to do is:
** PLEASE NOTE **
If you are opting to complete all documents, you will have to complete and pay for each one separately.
How do you know which document is right for you?
*Please note this is an estimated timeframe and may vary depending on your individual circumstances.
How much does it cost?
Please note, the prices listed below include GST.
Enduring Power of Attorney
$185 (GST inclusive)
$185 (GST inclusive)
Advanced Care Directive
$185 (GST inclusive)
Once-off fee of $30
Ready to get started?
The beauty of completing your estate planning documents online is that you can fill them in at a time of your choosing – simply provide your details, pay and our Wills & Estate Lawyers will do the rest! It’s really that simple.
Online Estate Planning FAQs
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to nominate one or more persons, (referred to as attorneys), to act on your behalf. An enduring power of attorney gives the attorney the authority to manage your legal and financial affairs, including buying and selling real estate, shares and other assets, operating your bank accounts and spending money on your behalf.
An Enduring Guardianship Appointment allows someone else to make medical and lifestyle decisions on your behalf.
It is important that you trust the person you appoint as your enduring guardian to make appropriate lifestyle decisions on your behalf and that you discuss with them what your wishes are.
An advance care directive is sometimes known as a living will. It outlines your preferences for your future care (if you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions for yourself) along with your beliefs, values and goals. Having an advance care directive means you can also formally appoint a substitute decision-maker for when you can no longer make decisions yourself.
Advance care directives differ between states and territories, so it’s important to check what forms you need for your relevant state. The form we have provided is for NSW only.
If you would like to complete an Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardian or Advanced Care Directive on someone else’s behalf, for example a parent, there are certain steps that you must follow first before completing these documents online.
Our Wills & Estate Lawyers will first need to talk to the person you wish to complete it for via video call or in person to determine their testamentary capacity. In some circumstances, a letter from their medical practitioner may be required to confirm their capacity and additional costs may be incurred.
It is best to contact our Wills & Estate Lawyers on 02 9262 4003 to discuss your individual circumstances before proceeding.
For a one-off fee of $30, Ivy Law Group will securely store your will and estate planning documents in our safe custody facility for as long as you require us to.
Of course. We understand life gets busy sometimes. That’s why we’ve created a ‘save and continue later’ feature for your online will and estate planning documents. This means you can save the answers you have already provided, and we will email you a private link to your form for when you are ready to come back and complete it. The link will be valid for 30 days.