If you would like to make a new Will or amend your current one, there is no need to wait until the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
In fact, if you’re spending more time at home due to the movement restrictions, this may be an opportune time to think about creating a Will or updating your existing one to reflect your current circumstances. It is a good idea to review your Will once every few years to ensure that it remains relevant, as it will likely need to be updated if you’ve had kids or grandchildren, your relationship status has changed (due to marriage, divorce or separation) or you’ve acquired any significant assets.
The law already enables an unsigned Will to be treated as valid if there is sufficient evidence that a person wanted and intended it to be treated that way and we have developed some strategies to make this work with our clients. New law, passed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has also provided mechanisms for Wills to be signed and witnessed by way of audio-visual conference, in some circumstances.
If you would like to discuss how we can help you complete a new Will in the current circumstances please contact Jackie on firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 489 9102.
Note: This post is brief and general in nature. You should not treat it as legal advice and should seek professional advice before taking any action in relation to the matters dealt with in this post. Armstrong Murray accepts no liability for losses suffered by any person or organisation who may rely directly or indirectly on this post.