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Facts about wills and civil partnerships or marriage

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Entering into a civil partnership or marriage revokes a will. From the moment that you have signed the register you will no longer have a will and the automatic laws of intestacy apply UNLESS:

 
You made a will in anticipation or expectation of your civil partnership or marriage. Many couples decide to make or update their will before their pending vows. If you do this, you can ensure that your will is not revoked on your civil partnership or marriage.  
 
Finally, did you know that conversion from a civil partnership to marriage does not revoke a will? However, it is always a good idea to review it.
 
If you are thinking of entering into a civil partnership or marriage, my advice is plan ahead and make your will in advance so you get to choose who inherits and when.
 
If you would like to speak to one of our experts on this subject, please do not hesitate to contact one of our specialists on 01245 453835 or you can email me at claire.read@birkettlong.co.uk
 

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