Divorce and wills
Many of us may have made several wills during our lifetime, whilst others may not have even thought about it. Creating a will is important; it is a legal declaration on how you wish your property to be treated following your death. This may not be something that you want to think about, but without a will your property may be transferred contrary to your wishes. Following divorce, wills often get overlooked in the midst of the overwhelming emotions caused by the whole process. It is, of course, of vital importance to get all your paperwork in order. If you died without updating your will then it may mean that money or personal assets could be distributed incorrectly.
Following divorce wills will treat the ex-spouse as if he or she died at the time the decree absolute is declared by the court, so it is vital that you update your will, especially if you wish to leave something behind to your ex-spouse. Although there are many do-it-yourself wills online that offer cheap and speedy services, it is advisable that you speak to a solicitor to update your will. Wills must be drafted in the correct accordance to the law and badly written wills can be worthless. If you wish to update your will following your divorce then there is no need to revoke your existing will - this can be done by simply creating a new one and this is something that you divorce solicitor can help you with.
If you would like some advice on wills after divorce, then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local law firm with specialist divorce solicitors free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local divorce solicitors please call us on 0808 129 5761 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 13/02/2012