When Should You Make a New Will?

Old man filling a will

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:

  1. When you have an unmarried partner who should inherit from your estate.
  2. When you get married, and your old will is invalidated (in England and Wales)
  3. When you have a child so that you can appoint a guardian.
  4. When you buy a property or receive a large windfall.
  5. If you get divorced, as your previous will won’t automatically be invalidated.
  6. When you want to make provisions for step-children, foster children or dependents.
  7. If your spouse passes away, and your previous will left the estate to them.


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