Many of us have 'Making a Will' on our 'to do' list. It is an important job we all know needs doing.
Some of us actually get around to making that Will.
But what happens when our circumstances change?
Many changes of circumstances need us to at least review our Will, if not change it.
Some changes, such as marriage, will invalidate (revoke) our previous Will and mean that we need to make a new Will.
Other changes may not revoke our Wills, but we may in fact wish for them to be revoked and a new Will made, such as with divorce.
It is important to make a Will, but just as important to review your Will and update it regularly.
Change of circumstances When a will has been made, it is important to keep it up to date to take account of changes in circumstances. It is advisable for you to reconsider the contents of a will regularly to make sure that it still reflects your wishes. The most common changes of circumstances which affect a will are:- getting married, remarried or registering a civil partnership getting divorced, dissolving a civil partnership or separating the birth or adoption of children, if you wish to add these as beneficiaries in a will.