Second Marriages

By Stan Taylor Written on:




Want to make a start on your will?

Making a will is simple

Making a Will is not about wealth it is about making sure that what you want to happen to your estate does happen. It gives you the opportunity to specify such things as who will administer your estate, who will care for your children and who will receive specific items of your property.


With the trend for more and more second or even third, fourth and fifth marriages to take place the testamentary provisions can become very complicated.

It must be said here that sentiment should never blind you to the possibility of your spouse undergoing a change of heart once you are dead.

What you agree in the early days of your marriage may seem outmoded ten years after your death. It is therefore important to give consideration to the protection of any children from your first marriage as well as your surviving spouse.


Read - Who May Benefit From A Will? - Example or Who May Benefit From A Will? - Example2


Will Making basics

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see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English laFree Will download

 

Perhaps you might consider taking legal advice from a solicitor about making a will if any of the following apply to your circumstances:

 

  1. A number of people could make a claim on your estate when you pass away because they depend on yourself financially
  2. You want to include a trust in your will (perhaps to provide for children, to save tax, or simply protect your assets in some way after you become deceased)
  3. Your physical and permanent home is not in the UK and / or you are not a British citizen
  4. You live here in the UK but you have additional property abroad
  5. You own all or part of a UK business.
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see: Making a will - The Law Society. Please note that will making differs in Scotland and this website currently deals with English law.

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