As you move through life your circumstances change, as do the potential risks and complications when you pass away. You should consider making a new will:
- When you have an unmarried partner who should inherit from your estate.
- When you get married, and your old will is invalidated (in England and Wales)
- When you have a child so that you can appoint a guardian.
- When you buy a property or receive a large windfall.
- If you get divorced, as your previous will won’t automatically be invalidated.
- When you want to make provisions for step-children, foster children or dependents.
- If your spouse passes away, and your previous will left the estate to them.