Blissfully loved-up couples planning on tying the knot this year should change their will to reflect their new circumstances.
Keighley and Skipton based solicitors AWB Charlesworth says many people are not aware that getting married automatically invalidates your will.
That means if you don’t update it, you might as well have no will at all and would die intestate.
Meanwhile, the 30 million* UK adults who do not have a will in the first place should make legally drafting their final wishes a priority or risk leaving a painful legacy for loved ones.
AWB Charlesworth is a member of the Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS), which provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust.
AWB Charlesworth partner Liam O’Neill said:
“Valentines Day may be the most romantic day of the year, but we urge couples to come down from the clouds for a minute and focus on practical matters. No one likes to think too carefully about their own demise, but ensuring your final wishes are made clear and are legally recognised is the best legal gesture you can offer your loved one.”
If you have any questions regarding wills, trusts or probate matters or would like to make or amend a will then please contact one of our offices today by calling Keighley on 01535 613678 or Skipton on 01756 793333.
*Law Society research
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