21 Nov 2023

Blended families urged to sort their wills

From Nine To Noon, 11:30 am on 21 November 2023
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We all know that we should get our acts together and write a will to take care not just of our financials but also for the wellbeing of any children - for blended families, this is even more important.

Blended families without a will in place are more at risk of facing legal and financial minefields after a family member's death. If you have kids from a previous relationship, who'll look after them when you die? Would it be your current spouse, their biological parent, or another family member or guardian? Will step siblings no longer live together?

Family law expert Bill Holland joins Kathryn to talk about why sorting out these issues early is best.