We’ve made creating a Will so easy that you can now complete it in your own time from the comfort of your home.
Our convenient Online Will tool is a good option when your requirements are straightforward and you wouldn’t benefit from a personal consultation. This makes your Will cheaper to create.
Once you complete your Online Will, you need to print, sign and date it in front of two witnesses who are not beneficiaries of the Will or your spouse or relative. Then make sure you store it somewhere safe with your other important documents.
Before you get started, find out if an Online Will is right for your situation by reading the important information below.
Everyone’s situation is different. An Online Will is completed without specialist consultation with one of our estate planning team.
Before you get started, you need to read our important information to see if making an Online Will is right for you. If it does you can then continue by paying just $120 and following the simple step-by-step process.
Remember, if you have more complex needs, we recommend a consultation with one of our estate planning specialists.
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If you aren't sure whether an Online Will is right for you, get in touch with one of our estate planning experts to discuss.
The main benefit of a tailored Will is that it is customised to your specific needs. There's a lot to consider when writing your Will and if your situation is complex, it is important to get expert advice for your circumstances. Laws relating to relationship property, family and any promises of gifts can be confusing and needs to be taken into consideration.
Trustees Executors is proud to be New Zealand’s longest serving and most experienced Trustee Company. Our experienced team have been providing personalised service to New Zealanders, to secure their financial future and manage and distribute their wealth since 1881.
If you start your Will and cannot complete it in one session, do not worry. An email will be sent to you with a link to your Will, which you will be able to use to get back into your session to complete.
Don’t worry! If you get part way through the questionnaire and find that an Online Will does not suit, you can change to a Will which is drafted by one of our experienced team members. The cost of the Online Will will be off-set against the cost of a Will drafted by one of our team. To make the change, simply complete the contact us form to get in touch. Please note this will not apply to a Will which you have completed and have received.
It can be difficult to choose who to appoint as an Executor, and Trustees Executors is here to help. With our Online Will writing system we give you the choice of choosing your own Executor, or if you don’t have someone you wish to appoint, then you can appoint Trustees Executors. For a guide as to what it will cost for Trustees Executors to manage your estate, click here.
You have the option of making a few specific gifts of certain items or cash, or of making a general gift of all personal items and household effects (including vehicles).
Specific gifts include cash gifts or chattels to an individual or a charity. You may make up to five specific gifts in the Online Will process.
These should be simple gifts that only form a small percentage of your estate in total. The bulk of your assets should be distributed under the Residue section of your Will.
You need to appoint an executor. An executor could be a Statutory Trustee Company (such as Trustees Executors Limited) or a responsible person who is over the age of 18. Any person you choose needs to be able to follow the instructions in your Will and explain the collection and distribution of assets to other beneficiaries.
If you appoint an individual as the executor of your estate, we recommend that you consider appointing a substitute executor in case your first choice is unable to carry out the role of administering your estate, you will want to put some thought into who this might be.