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Preparing Documents

An essential part of planning for the future is making sure you have a valid will, and a record of other important information your family or friends may need if you die.

Keep these documents somewhere safe where your family will be able to easily find them.

Preparing this information, and having important conversations with those closest to you, can give you peace of mind and make things a bit easier for those you leave behind.


Everyone who's over 18 years should have a will. Your will explains what you want to happen to your assets after your death. There are several ways you can make a will, including using a lawyer, do-it-yourself kits and online templates.

For more information about wills, try these links:

Other important information to write down

It's a good idea to write down any other important information that will help your family after you die.

This can include:

  • Key contacts
  • Instructions for your funeral and memorial (if these aren't covered in your will)
  • Biographical information or stories about your life
  • Anything else you feel is important, or that you'd like future generations to know.

Use our Important Information Template PDF, 46.38 KB to get started.