Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation Community Wills Day
MORE SPACES ADDED - after significant demand, more appointments have been added to this event. Book now!
Caring for families is at the heart of everything we do here at the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation. That's why we are proud to invite you to be part of our very first Community Wills Day.
Every adult Australian should have a current Will. It sets out your wishes and ensures that your loved ones will be taken care of in the event that you are no longer here. Without a valid Will, your assets may not be distributed according to your current wishes.
At this event, you have the opportunity to get a legally valid and up to date Will written in return for a modest contribution which will support the WCH Foundation. This event offers Simple Wills only and the cost is $100 for an individual or $150 for a couple, plus an online booking fee of $0.50.
This event is proudly supported by Finlaysons Lawyers, a well-respected South Australian law firm, who are generously giving their time for free and all proceeds from this event support the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.
There is no better time to get your first professional Will written, or to revise your previous Will and ensure it reflects your current circumstances and wishes. By doing so, you are planning for your future as well as supporting South Australia's only specialist children's hospital.
After providing for your loved ones, you may wish to consider leaving a gift in your Will to support the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation. We are happy to provide further information in confidence and with no obligation. Please get in touch by calling 08 8464 7900 or emailing email@example.com.
WCH Foundation Office
55 King William Rd, NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006
What is a Simple Will?
A Simple Will is usually appropriate for people who have common assets such as a bank account, property, or superannuation; a simple family structure such as one spouse and children, or people who are single and childfree; and a reasonably small list of people who they would like to include as beneficiaries.
If your circumstances are complex (see below) and a Simple Will does not meet your needs, or you require additional services such as a Power of Attorney or Advanced Care Directive, the solicitor will discuss these options with you at your appointment and will reduce any further fees by your initial contribution amount (e.g. $100 for an individual).
What is a Complex Will?
Complex Wills take longer for our volunteer solicitors to prepare. These are typically Wills that include features such as a family trust or that make provision for blended families. If you think you may need a Complex Will, our solicitors will be happy to discuss your situation at an appointment and will provide you with a quote on how much extra this will be, taking into account your initial contribution to the WCH Foundation.
How does this Community Wills Day work?
1. Book and pay online to secure your spot. You will receive a confirmation email with a Client Information Form. Complete this form and bring it with you on the day.
2. Complete your Client Information Form and bring it to your appointment with photo ID.
3. Attend your appointment, where your solicitor will review your Client Information Form, confirm your wishes and discuss any other queries you may have.
After your appointment, you will receive a letter of engagement from Finlaysons to confirm your wishes, and then you will be sent a draft copy of your Will. You can then visit the Finlaysons Lawyers office to sign your Will and have it legally witnessed. Finlaysons will also store your Will at no extra cost.
Do I have to include a gift to the WCH Foundation?
All gifts left to the WCH Foundation are gratefully received, but of course there is no obligation to do so. If you'd like to learn more about supporting our work with a gift in your Will visit wchfoundation.org.au/bequests or contact us for a confidential discussion.
Will my appointment be with a solicitor?
Yes, your appointment will be with a qualified and independent solicitor from Finlaysons Lawyers. Finlaysons are giving their time for free and all proceeds from this event are supporting the Women's & Children's Hospital Foundation.
What does it cost?
This event offers a Simple Will for individuals for $100 and $150 for couples. This is a significant reduction (normally $495) and makes getting a legally valid professional Will more accessible to South Australians in our community.
All registrations for this event are non-refundable. When you register for this event you agree to these terms. However, if you find you are unable to attend your appointment, you may contact us and request to transfer your booking to a friend. Contact us by phone 08 8464 7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently we plan for appointments to take place face to face at the WCH Foundation Office with COVID-Safe arrangements including physical distancing, masks and the use of sanitiser and manual check in. If you would prefer your appointment to take place via telephone or video call, please contact us to make arrangements. In the event that stricter COVID restrictions come into effect prior to the event date, your appointment will be conducted via telephone or video consultation.