Divorce & Wills
I did a divorce for a client about 10 years ago. At the time he could not afford to obtain a financial remedy order.
This client contacted me recently, and wanted a "simple will". Before getting even to the point of discussing his Will, we took the time to rewind to what happened in the financial remedy proceedings.
As part of his WILL advice we have given further retrospective financial remedy advice. We can draft the Will differently to protect him from a potential claim from his ex-spouse.
If you have been married previously, it is imperative that you cross-refer the financial order with your Will as the two and inextricably linked by the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
To look at the Will in isolation may very well leave you exposed by a future claim from your EX-spouse even if you have long been divorced. Frightening thought.
If you would like more information on this feel free to contact me directly.
0207 183 2898