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Is it necessary to make a new will following a divorce?

July 8, 2016

Following any major life event you should revisit your will, and divorce is no different.  Although, unlike marriage, divorce does not automatically revoke any previous will you have made in its entirety, when you become divorced your will is effected is quite a substantial manner. 

Any gifts you left to your ex-spouse would fail and if you have appointed them as Executor or as Guardian of your children that were not biologically theirs, these appointments would also fail.  This could mean, that upon your death, your loved ones would be faced with complicated legalities in trying to appoint substitute Executors and Guardians through the Court.  This could cost them dearly in terms of time and money at an already difficult and emotional time in their lives.

If you are going through a divorce and would like to review your will or make a completely new one, please do not hesitate to call us on 079100 74611 or email wills@heritagelegalep.co.uk.  We visit all clients in their own home at a time to suit them.

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