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Marriage and Wills

I hate to say it, but you are probably forgetting one VERY important thing to do before your wedding day – and that is to MAKE YOUR WILL.

Trust me, I know how stressful it is and just when you thought the list of things to organise before you say ‘I DO’ couldn’t possibly get any longer, it has. You really should be making a Will. And if like me, your wedding isn’t until next year then this is GREAT news because you can make your Will first and in plenty of time, get it over and done with, and then you can start looking at venues, cakes, and photographers.

Let’s just say your wedding day is a target date to have your Will drawn up by. Not meaning to sound depressing, but who is to say you’re not going to die before the big day?!

If you die without making a Will, your entire estate will be distributed according to ‘intestacy rules’ (this is the legal jargon for what happens when someone dies without making a Will). As it stands, you can apply for a Grant of Representation (i.e. to be the administrator of the estate) if you are the deceased’s next of kin. Therefore you CANNOT apply for a Grant of Representation if you were NOT their husband, wife or civil partner when they died and you are NOT entitled to any of their estate.

So, to make things simple, make sure you have a Will in place! For more information, or if you have any queries, please contact us on 01823 273010 or 01458 441507. We would love to hear from you.

Happy wedding planning!

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