2 x Express Mirror Wills (for Couples)
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How does it work?
Our intuitive tool will guide you through the process step-by-step from start to finish. It’s quick, easy and simple to understand – just how legal documents ought to be.
The expert interview wizard will help you answer a few questions and prepare your document in the background. You’ll have your custom Express Mirror Wills (for couple) in 10 minutes or less.
When you’re done, print or download a PDF version for you to review, customise or sign.
What are Express Mirror Wills (for couple)?
Express Mirror Wills are actually two Wills usually written by spouses or partners. The two wills are very similar or identical and typically name each other as the beneficiary of their respective estates.
If both spouses/partners pass away, there is a clause that allows everything to go to the couple’s children.
These documents do not include Testamentary Discretionary Trusts. Check out our Premium Mirror Wills (for couple) if you would like Testamentary Discretionary Trusts to be included.
When should I consider Express Mirror Wills (for couple)?
Express Mirror Wills (for couple) should be used if you’re in a relationship and wish for your entire estate to go to your partner when you pass away.
This document is ideal if you also want to direct your estates to your children in case both you and your spouse or partner pass away at the same time.
What topics do Express Mirror Wills (for couple) cover?
- Introduction to Express Mirror Wills (for couple)
- Option to include a statement of contemplation of marriage and divorce
- Spouse Details
- Gifts to Charity
- Reserve Beneficiaries
- Excluded Beneficiaries
- Guardianship if both spouses pass away
- Boilerplate language
- Governing law and jurisdiction
What are the main decisions I need to make in creating Express Mirror Wills (for couple)?
- Do you want to include any step-children or foster children as beneficiaries, and at what age would you like the gifts to vest for your beneficiaries?
- Would you like to leave any gifts to any charitable organisations?
- Are there any parties you would like to include as Reserve Beneficiaries?
- Are there any parties you would like to expressly exclude from being beneficiaries of your will, and provide reasons for your decision?
What other names do Express Mirror Wills (for couple) go by?
A Express Mirror Wills (for couple) is also known as:
- Mirror Wills
- Express Mirror Wills for Spouses
- Simple mirror will for Spouses
Frequently Asked Questions
The parties involved are the testator of each Will, the executor, and the beneficiaries (either the spouse/partner or the children).
The testator is the person making the Will.
The executor or trustee is responsible for administering and executing your Will and estate.
A beneficiary is a person who will receive assets or entitlements under the Will.
The 2 x Premium Mirror Wills (for couple) includes Testamentary Discretionary Trusts in the documents, whilst the 2 x Express Mirror Wills (for couple) does not.
When you and your partner wish to each have a Will that name each other as the beneficiary of your estate. That is why these Wills are practically identical.
You can exclude individuals by providing a list of Excluded People.
There is no guarantee that any particular reasons will be acceptable. The following are some examples of reasons that might potentially be considered valid:
- sufficient provision was made for the excluded person during the testator’s lifetime such that further gifts would be unfair to the included beneficiaries;
- the testator and the excluded person have had no contact for a long time and no relationship of love/affection exists between them;
- the testator has not had any responsibility for the welfare of the excluded person for many years;
- the financial circumstances of the excluded person are much better than those of the included beneficiaries and the excluded person is being excluded in order to try to achieve a balance of financial welfare amongst all potentially interested parties; and/or
- the excluded person has received, or is likely to receive, significant assets from the estate of another person (eg, a former spouse of the testator; a former spouse of the testator’s spouse, etc).
Yes. There is an option in the document to include step-children and/or foster children as beneficiaries.
- Details of any secondee executors
- Details of the beneficiaries
- Name of the charitable organisation you would like to gift (if you decide to gift to a charity)
- Governing law
There are several signing options available. How you sign largely depends on where the parties are located and if they will attend signing together. You can print on paper and sign, or use electronic signature tools such as Docusign or Hellosign.
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What other documents might I need?
- Simple Will – You may need this document if you’re trying to document a simpler breakdown and distribution of your assets.
- 2 x Premium Mirror Wills (for couple) – You may need this document if you would like to create Mirror Wills with the inclusion of Testamentary Discretionary Trusts.
- 1 x Express Will – All to Children – You may need this document if you intend to leave all your assets to your children (without a Testamentary Discretionary Trust included).
- 1 x Premium Will – All to Children – You may need this document if you intend to leave all your assets to your children (with a Testamentary Discretionary Trust included).
- Enduring Guardian – You may need this document if you’re trying to for appointing one or more decision-makers for personal matters.
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