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What If....You Get Married After Making Your Will?

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Did you know that your Will would usually be invalid? The law assumes that your wishes will change when you marry and therefore unless you make specific provision, your Will is automatically void when you say “I do”.  You are then treated as though you had never made a Will at all.  You can avoid this by including a clause in your Will that states that the Will is made in ‘anticipation of marriage’.  Many people will wait until after a marriage has taken place to make a Will, however a Will should be made before the marriage takes place.

Allison has considerable knowledge and experience in the fields of Wills, Probate and Trusts making her one of the most sought-after practitioners in the area. She is one of a few full members of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) which recognises those who are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field and are recognised as experts to whom others turn for good quality advice.