I just love a clean slate. I think it goes back to my primary school days when we trundled into school late January to collect our tidy bundles of new stationery, complete with perfectly sharpened HB pencils and crisp white interleaved notebooks. I think it was the promise of new beginnings and of new opportunities that I relished. Perhaps I was just pleasantly asphyxiated on the fragrance of all those freshly cut trees.
Happy New Year! Of course, in the spirit of making the most of a clean slate, the New Year is the perfect time to reassess your current situation. I am not just speaking of starting that clean-eating regime (although you really should do this; bring on the detox). No, I am talking about a complete re-evaluation of your financial and legal affairs.
So where are you now, and, what is happening in your life? Perhaps you are about to buy a new house or have sold an existing property? You might have started a new relationship (lucky you)? You may have even ended one? Maybe you’ve just retired or are thinking about doing this in the next year? Births, deaths, marriages, divorce, they all call for a careful re-evaluation of your finances which also requires a reassessment of how all these events are dealt with in your Will.
The New Year is the perfect time to review your wills and estate documents to ensure that they reflect your current (potentially altered) circumstances. This year I ask you, as you box away your Christmas prezzies; to ask yourself some simple questions. Is my Will still relevant? Would it still meet my needs should the unthinkable occur? Better yet, if you still have not managed to get your Will drafted, I implore you to make 2017 the one that you nailed it.
Welden & Coluccio Lawyers; the Estate Specialists are happy to assist you with all your legal needs. For more information or for a consultation please contact Jason Coluccio or Greg Welden on 7225 8703.