‘Til death do us part
You’ve found your perfect partner. You’ve settled down. You’ve bought a house. You’ve got married. You’ve made a new Will. Well, probably not the last one but the facts are that when you get married or enter into a civil partnership any Will that you have made before your marriage is automatically revoked and is no longer valid. If you don’t make a new Will then, when you die, your Estate will be divided according to the intestacy rules.
The intestacy rules divide your Estate according to your family line which may not reflect your wishes and may make things more difficult for those you leave behind. Many people believe that under the intestacy rules their entire estate will pass to their spouse or civil partner, however, this is not necessarily the case as it depends on the size of your estate. If your estate is over £250,000 then part of your estate will pass to your children or even further down your family line. Without a valid Will, any wishes that you may have expressed before your death will not be taken into consideration.
If you are getting married or are planning on entering into a civil partnership and would like a Will then you don’t need to delay! If you write a Will which clearly shows that you are planning to marry or enter a civil partnership and intend for the Will to take effect afterwards then it won’t be revoked by the big day. Contact Hine Solicitors and we can help you to write a Will which ensures that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones provided for.