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Have you secured your family’s inheritance?

The best thing you can do to protect your family’s inheritance after you pass away is to ensure you have a Will in place. A Will ensures your assets benefit the people and organisations you care about, and it avoids the possibility of your family needing to go through a legal battle to distribute your estate.

Your Will is a legal expression of how you want your assets distributed, who you want to appoint as guardians over your children and/or pets, and the distribution of specific personal items. It can even specify your funeral instructions.

Don’t let strangers distribute your assets

If you pass away without a written legal Will, the court decides how your assets will be distributed according to a strict legal formula. The cost to appoint an estate administrator will decrease the amount your beneficiaries receive. The administrator will dispose of your assets to first pay your debts and then divide up the balance according to specific rules set out in state/territory laws. These rules give no consideration to your personal wishes regarding how these assets are distributed. If you have no relatives and no legal Will, then the government will receive your whole estate.

Would You Consider including Vision in your will?

After making adequate provisions for your loved ones, would you consider including Vision in your Will as a legacy to continue advancing God’s Kingdom for future generations?

This could be anything from an amount God has placed in your heart or a percentage. Even a gift of just 1% of your estate can truly make a difference. A gift in your Will towards a ministry you care about is a powerful way to ensure your Christian legacy lives on through Vision. We’ve made it easy for you by partnering with Safewill.

Who are Safewill?

Vision has chosen to partner with Safewill, which is backed by Safewill Legal, an affiliate law firm to help make writing a Will simple and affordable for you.

Safewill are Australia and New Zealand’s leading trusted and affordable online Will-writing service provider, which has streamlined the process of making a legal Will online so that it takes as little as 20 minutes and costs only $80 (a 50% discount on Safewill’s normal fee) for Vision supporters.

Safewill’s online Wills have been drafted by practising Australian solicitors and are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure the document meets all legal requirements for a valid Will.

Every Will submitted on Safewill’s secure online platform is reviewed by Safewill Legal to ensure they have been filled out correctly.

Online Wills – Is it Legal?

Yes, it’s legal. Safewill’s Will document was created by lawyers and meets all the legal requirements for a valid Will. You can write your Will easily by creating an account on the Safewill website. Here, you’ll be guided through a series of questions. Safewill’s templates allow you to write a legal Will, designed by Australian solicitors, that is cheaper than most solicitors, and can be done in the comfort of your home. Once you’ve submitted your Will, it will be reviewed by an Australian lawyer to make sure the platform has been used correctly. The final step is to print a copy of your Will, sign it, upload it, and store it on Safewill’s safe and secure website.

Is it secure?

Absolutely. Safewill maintains high security, with numerous backups and failsafe measures. Everything is password-protected and encrypted for your safety. To view Safewill’s privacy policy, visit safewill.com/privacy.

Unlimited updates

If you need to change or update your Will, Safewill offer unlimited updates at no charge for a year. Just log in to your Safewill account and make your changes. Once submitted, the legal team will check them.

Thereafter, you can continue to make unlimited updates with a Safewill Legal review each time for just $15 a year. This subscription is optional, and can be cancelled at any time.

If you would prefer to be guided through the process of completing your Will, Safewill’s customer care team is available to help you through every step. They can be contacted 7 days a week on 1800 103 310.

The End-Of-Life Plan

The End-Of-Life Plan is an additional feature for all subscribed Safewill users. It allows you to store all of your vital information in a centralised, secure location. This includes creating a list of your physical and digital assets, and instructions on how to access them.
You can also use the End-Of-Life Plan to record information about any contractual commitments you may have, such as recurring subscriptions or insurance policies. You can also upload and store important documents that may be needed to aid your executor, and you can even upload pictures, videos, voice recordings, and personal letters.

Options for Legal Advice: Safewill is an online platform and does not provide legal advice. However, their affiliate Safewill Legal does offer legal advice sessions for a low flat fee as an additional product that must be added to the online checkout. Vision Christian Media recommends seeking advice when assessing if this online service is right for you.

Using Your Own Solicitor

For those who have more complex estates and prefer to use their own solicitor, here is the appropriate wording to include Vision (trading under United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd) in your Will:

‘give and bequeath free of all duties, debts or taxes to United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd. (ABN 15 051 984 402) the sum of $_____ (or _____ per cent of my estate), for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s for such a bequest.’

If you already have a Will, you simply need to add a codicil at the end. The appropriate wording is:

‘This codicil dated _____ is an addition to the Will of me, (full name). Other provisions contained in my Will are confirmed.
I give, devise and bequeath to United Christian Broadcasters Australia Ltd. (ABN 15 051 984 402) the sum of $____ (or ___ per cent of my estate), for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of an authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee/s for such a bequest.’

Wills and codicils must be dated, signed, properly witnessed and thoughtfully stored.

We’re here to help you

Writing a Will is essential to ensure your loved ones are taken care of as you would like. If you’re unsure whether writing a Will online is suitable for you, feel free to reach out and talk to us about any concerns you may have.

Many Australians have opted to write their Will online within the comfort of their home in as little as 20 minutes. As a Vision supporter, you receive an exclusive 50% discount when preparing your Will through Safewill.

For more information about Vision Christian Media or how to include us in your Will, please contact us by using the form below.

Thank You

for considering naming Vision in your Will to advance God’s Kingdom. Your legacy will benefit future generations.

‘A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children….’
Proverbs 13:22a NKJV

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Leave a Legacy Week

Leave a Legacy Week

To ensure nobody misses out on securing their family’s inheritance, Vision has a partnership agreement with Safewill to have their Will submitted free of charge during a few Leave a Legacy Weeks each year.

Our next Leave a Legacy Week will run later in the year, although it’s highly recommended you begin the process as soon as possible to give yourself time to think through the details of your Will.

By creating an account on the Safewill website, you can save your information, then log back in during the next Leave a Legacy Week and submit your Will, free of charge, for review by an Australian solicitor from Safewill Legal.

While having your Will completed for free during Leave a Legacy Week will be offered a few times a year, it’s always best to get your Will written as soon as possible. Tomorrow is not guaranteed to anyone.