Wills & Marriage Q & A

We took part in #SolicitorChat on Twitter this morning which was all about Wills and Marriage.

Some of the answers we gave are set out below:

How does getting married or entering into a civil partnership affect your will?

Getting married / entering into a civil partnership will completely revoke any Will you have previously made unless the Will was specifically made “in contemplation” of that marriage or civil partnership. The intestacy rules will then apply to your estate.