We are pleased to announce our collaboration with successful legal technology startup Settify in a move set to change the way discerning Australians protect their legacy and provide for their families.

Settify has developed a bespoke system for de Groots, which will allow clients to get started on creating or updating a professional legal Will easily and efficiently online. It won’t automatically produce a Will. Instead, it gathers all of the necessary information to have a wills & estates lawyer from de Groots draft a custom estate plan, including a Will, Power of Attorney and other important documents, that suits their individual needs.

“Discerning clients now want more than great legal minds” said Settify’s CEO and Principal Lawyer Max Paterson. “They expect the top minds to be backed up by cutting-edge systems, providing a seamless experience and a strategic edge in their matter.”

In discussion with Dr. John de Groot (Legal Practitioner Director, de Groots wills and estate lawyers), he outlined the following reasons to use this service.

Why use this service?

  • You need a Will. 45% of Australians don’t have a Will or Enduring Power of Attorney. This leaves them and their family vulnerable to unnecessary pain and uncertainty in the event of a loved ones death or incapacity.
  • You need an experienced estate lawyer. Paper and online will kits are often viewed as a cheap alternative to a Will drafted by a lawyer. But they aren’t a genuine alternative. An incompetently drafted Will can sometimes create more difficulty than no Will at all.
  • You want value for money. This tool will provide your lawyer with all of the information required to start thinking about your situation and drafting your Will. That means your time with your lawyer can be spent talking about important issues and making the most of the expertise available.

Start your estate planning at a time that suits you and make the most of your time spent with one of de Groots’ Estate Planning lawyers. Follow the link below to find out more.