The importance of considering your Will after getting married


Posted on: October 25th, 2023

Getting married is a wonderfully exciting time in a person’s life. There is a vast number of things which need to be done both before and after a wedding but one thing that often gets forgotten is making or reviewing the terms of your Will.

Unfortunately, it is not as well known as it should be, that if you have a Will in place when you get married or enter into a civil partnership, that such event invalidates the Will. This can be the cause of a lot if problems- especially where a couple do not want all of their estate to pass to each other or in the case of blended families.

It is imperative that if you and a partner are planning to get married, that you consider what will happen with your Wills. If you make it known to your solicitor, a clause can be added prior to you getting married or entering into a civil partnership to ensure the Will is not revoked, however, if this is not added you must consider making a new Will afterwards.

If you wish to discuss the effect of marriage or a civil partnership on your Will with one of our specialist solicitors, please do not hesitate to call our office on 01642 777680.

 

Prepared by Chloe Million, Solicitor

Cygnet Law 10th August 20231559 Edit Hd

 

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