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Wills, Probate & Trust

Is your Will still valid?

Writing a Will

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

A well drafted Will should be enduring and cover a lot of ‘what ifs’. For example, it should include replacement executors and beneficiaries. However, we can never predict the future and it is therefore extremely important that you review your Will every few years and after any major life changes.

Many do not know that if you marry after the date of your Will, then your Will is automatically revoked (cancelled), unless the Will is written in contemplation of that marriage and includes specific wording to this effect. Therefore, even if you think you have a Will, it may well have been revoked.

On the other hand, when you divorce, your Will is not automatically revoked. Certain aspects of a Will would be revoked, however, you should not rely on this and should make a new Will in the event of a divorce.

Whether you have a Will in place which needs reviewing or whether you need to write your first Will, Samuel Phillips Law are here to help.

Please contact felicitynelson@samuelphillips.co.uk or 0191 232 8451 for more information.

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