Divorce does not revoke a Will and any pre-existing Will is still valid after divorce. However, for inheritance purposes your ex-spouse will be treated as if they had died on the date of Decree Absolute.
It is therefore important to attend to your Will following the pronouncement of Decree Absolute to ensure that your assets pass in accordance with your wishes and you do not die “intestate”. You also need to clarify who you wish to be Executor of your Will if you had previously named your ex-spouse.
Failing to attend to this paperwork could mean that any inheritance planning you have done (or intended to do) for your family could be jeopardised. We want to take the stress out of having to find one more professional to help you organise your affairs and are able to refer you to a Wills specialist should the need arise.
Please contact the family team at Anthony Gold by email at: email@example.com for further information.