Formal Requirements for a Valid Will in the State of Victoria

This memo outlines the formal requirements for a valid will in the State of Victoria. In terms of legislation, the main requirements for a formal will are set out in the Wills Act 1997 (Vic)(the “Act”). Relevant caselaw is also referenced below. Execution by Testator The will must be in writing and signed by the …

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Has your Will gone stale?

Do you need to redo your Will? Is your current Will up to date? The Law Institute of Victoria recommends that you review or redo your Will every five years. Changing circumstances and relationships often mean that a Will can become dated quite quickly. Certain assets may be also be unaffected by the contents of a …

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