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Do I need to change my Will after divorce?

Do I need to change my Will after divorce?

We are frequently asked - do I need to change my Will after divorce? The focus is usually on immediate worries, such as the arrangements for the children, the household bills and the family home. Although it is necessary to get advice about such matters, it is equally important to think not just about the past, the present and the immediate future, but also to plan ahead and think about how divorce and separation can affect your Will.

  • If you separate from your spouse but

Dying Without a Will in Scotland

Dying Without a Will in Scotland

Will law reform change the impact of dying without a Will in Scotland? Society and family structures have changed considerably since the current law on succession came into force in 1964 and there is widespread support for the law to be updated to reflect this.

Current Rules
Where a person dies without a Will (intestate) his spouse/civil partner has prior rights to his estate:

  • Deceased's share in the dwellinghouse occupied by him and the spouse/civil partner up to £473,000;
  • House contents up to £29,000;
  • Cash