Waste no time in ensuring that the fruits of your hard labor are distirbuted in accordance with your wishes when you die. 


Borchard and Moore will ensure that your will can withstand legal challenges and that your estate will be properly distributed to your loved ones. You can be assisted on how to write and execute your will, in probate litigation, or even in estate administration, whenever necessary.


What is a will?


will is a written document that states how your property will be distributed after your death and names the person or organisation who will carry out its provisions.


Why is making a will important?


A well-written, up-to-date, legal will is important in:


  • ensuring that your loved ones receive what you intended to give them

  • distributing your assets in accordance with your wishes

  • avoiding disputes and disagreements among those who expect to benefit from your estate

  • enabling those you have assigned to manage your estate understand how you would like your assets to be distributed

  • enabling the quick settlement of your estate.


What will happen if I die without leaving a valid will?


Your estate will be distributed in accordance with the formula provided by law. In most cases, your nearest relatives will be the ones to receive a portion of your estate. In this case, the court:


  • will determine who will be granted administration of your estate

  • may grant administration to a person or organisation you do not wish to manage your affairs

  • the net value of your estate will be distributed among your living relatives in accordance with state law.


Who can make a will?


  • Any person over 18 years of age and has legal capacity

  • Any person below 18 years of age who is either married or who obtained a court order authorising the making of a will.


What property can I include in my will?


Your estate includes all property that you own at the time of death, such as your house, cash and investments. You can make provisions in your will regarding your assets, rights and powers and specific belongings, and how you would like the remaining property to be distributed. 


When should I update my will?


  • Change in your marital status

  • After disposal or acquisition of a significant asset

  • When you already have children

  • You want to change the executor named in your will

  • Changes in the beneficiaries

  • Changes in the benefits you wish to give to your dependants


Do you want to know more about writing or updating your will? Email or call us now on

(03) 9546 8155 to get expert legal advice.