An article from the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this year states that “Self-preparation kits are becoming more popular”, but warns of “the hidden dangers of going it alone.”

Of interest, it refers to a recent report from consumer group Choice, noting “that legal advice should usually be obtained, particularly if you have small children, complex financial affairs or a complicated family situation”.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/money/planning/avoid-pitfalls-of-a-diy-will-20120403-1w9vx.html

Sonnie Bailey

Sonnie is an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA) and former lawyer with experience in the financial services and trustee industries. Sonnie operates Fairhaven Wealth (www.fairhavenwealth.co.nz).