What to consider when getting married
If you want to request an unusual wedding gift, how about a set of his and hers Wills?
You’ll find more peace of mind in those few pages, than in any number of plates or salad bowls!
Many people are surprised to hear that marriage cancels your Will. Unless your Will is written in anticipation of your marriage to a specific person and includes a special clause it will be revoked on your wedding day.
If you have come into your new relationship with children, thinking through what you want to happen needs careful consideration, and some sensitive and professional advice. If you’ve been widowed, your new marriage can cancel all the thought and effort that was made some years ago, when you planned ahead with the parent of your children.
Your own children will join a new ‘blended’ family with your fiancé’s children, and you might even become a step-grandparent through your marriage! Making sensible plans that recognise all the new relationships and ties created by your marriage can be simplified by talking it through with a legal professional. Chances are we will have advised clients in a similar position before and will deal with your individual situation sensitively.
To find out more about how the law relating to Wills and marriage may apply to your particular circumstances, get in touch with a professional who specialises in these matters.
If you have been thinking about making your Will for a while but somehow never found the time, now is the time. Take action to get a Will in place this month.
If you have a Will, don’t forget to review it at least once a year and whenever there is a big life event in your family, such as a new baby, a house move, changing your job or retiring.