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Leaving a gift in your Will to Red Cross is an opportunity to pass on something that has the power to transform lives.

If you need some help with creating or changing your Will, we can refer you to a Solicitor through our National Solicitor Network or you can create your Will online through Safewill.  

National Solicitor Network

Red Cross is grateful to have a network of partner solicitors located around Australia. They generously donate their time; helping members of the community to prepare or update a simple Will for a considerably reduced fee $165.  These solicitors have agreed to hold one-off consultations with referred Red Cross supporters. 

If your Will has more detailed provisions that require complex planning, it is up to the solicitor to determine the appropriate fee for your Will.

If you are intending to leave a gift in your Will to Red Cross and you would like to be referred to a solicitor from our network, we can help.

If you are a Solicitor and would like to join our network, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

Safewill

We’ve partnered with Australian Will writing platform Safewill to make it easier for our supporters who don’t have a legally binding Will to create one. The process of making a Will with Safewill is easy and can be done in less than 20 minutes, all from the comfort of your own home. An Australian solicitor reviews every Will, so you can achieve peace of mind, at a heavily reduced cost (normally $160).

We hope that when you use this special service, you will consider how you can create a legacy for future generations.

If your Will has more detailed provisions that require complex planning, a referral to our National solicitor network may be a better option.

6 reasons to create and sort your Will

  1. A Will reflects who and what is important to you – your loved ones, family, friends, causes and charities.

  2. It is the only way to ensure your possessions and assets go to the people and causes you care about most. If you don’t make a Will, the law will dictate how your estate is distributed. This can sometimes result in important people being left out.

  3. Having a Will also enables you to make important decisions such as appointing guardians of your children and choosing your executors and trustees. You could also make your wishes for your funeral known within your Will.

  4. Making a Will represents an important opportunity to discuss and review your legal and financial affairs with qualified professionals.

  5. A Will can help avoid a costly, lengthy, and stressful legal process for relatives and loved ones. Settling an estate without a Will can be a complicated and drawn-out exercise.

  6. Updating your Will should mirror important milestones throughout your life, such as buying property, relationships, marriage, children and retirement.

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