Remember to keep your Will up to date and consider any changes to your circumstances e.g. separation, divorce, additional children, lack of mental capacity. We would recommend you review your Will once every 5 years or if there are significant change in your circumstances.
Be aware that marriage automatically revokes a Will therefore, if you are entering or have entered a second marriage and have previously made a Will leaving your Estate to the children then this Will is automatically revoked by marriage and your husband would then inherit. We can assist you to ensure your Estate goes to the beneficiaries you wish to benefit.
A scary thought for some: – Divorce does not automatically revoke a Will! So, if you are getting divorced, are separated or divorced years ago then make a Will to ensure that your ex-spouse does not inherit.
Not all families are perfect and fall outs happen for many different reasons. Should you not want to benefit for instance one of your children, as you may have been estranged from them for many years then you must exclude them under your Will otherwise they can challenge your Will.
Don’t put off making a Will, do it today!