With NSW and now VIC going through the biggest covid 19 battle that Australia has ever seen, more and more people are starting to think about their own mortality and what will happen to their estate if they were to pass away.
An article by business reporter Emily Stewart titled “Coronavirus has even changed the way we’re sorting out our wills” published by ABC News, discussed the hurdles that impact many Australians when it comes to making a Will during a pandemic. While this article was published last year it still is particularly relevant today.
The article poses several questions including: ‘what will happen to my kids’? and ‘how can I meet with witnesses during lockdown’? all good questions and ones that need to be thought about and legal advice obtained on before making your Will.
The full article can be read here and is well worth the read: Coronavirus has even changed the way we're sorting out our wills. Here's why
It is also extremely important to look after yourself during these uncertain times. There is so much stress created during a lockdown. Many people worry about how they are going to manage everyday activities like grocery shopping, doctors’ appointments and exercise. Some people may have lost their job altogether or have no income during lockdown and are understandably stressed about how they are going to cope financially. Others may worry about catching the virus and getting sick, or about the kids’ education. All of these things are incredibly stressful and it’s easy to forget about looking after yourself while you are busy worrying about everything and everyone else.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed by it all, be reassured that the feeling is very normal and it’s important to go easy on yourself and to take time for self-care. Some self-care strategies that you can do include staying active (download some exercises, workouts or yoga on your device) or go outside if restrictions permit, talk to your friends on the phone and via the internet, take a break from the news and play your favourite music, or take the opportunity to declutter or learn something new. These are just some of the things you may find helpful. But if it’s all getting too much reach out to support organisations that can help, for example Lifeline (13 11 14), Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), or Beyondblue (1800 512 348), just to name a few and they all can be accessed for phone and online counselling. Visit their websites for more information.
At Wills & Estates we can take the worry out of planning for your Estate. We offer professional tailored advice by our qualified solicitors and its’s all done remotely. The first two appointments are free and no-obligation where you will have an opportunity to meet our lawyer and find out what the best legal strategy is for your personal situation.
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