Did you Know Your Marriage and Divorce Affect Your Will?

When you get married it automatically revokes your Will. Even getting a divorce can have an impact on the terms of your Will. The Wills Act 1837 states that if you divorce, your Will remains valid. If you have separated but are not officially divorced at the time of death, then your former spouse could still benefit from your Estate. This is extremely important where both parties enter the marriage with assets which they may wish to protect for their children from their previous marriage.

We understand how stressful a divorce alone can be, without having to deal with child arrangement orders and financial remedies. Adding amending your Will to the list can be a lot to handle.

It is always a good idea to review your will after significant changes of circumstances such as having children, buying a house, getting married or divorced or losing someone who is named in your will. It is important to understand the impact that this will have on your existing Will.

Trying to make your own Will could result in mistakes or something not being clear, especially if you have several beneficiaries or your finances are complicated.

Don’t worry, here at Blackhams our team of expert solicitors can ensure your Will is dealt with to ensure your worries for tomorrow are dealt with today.

To speak to our Wills Solicitor Sabah Babar, call us on 0121 233 6912 or email sbabar@blackhams.com