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From what you say may I clarify that you are preparing your own will please?
thank you. The law provides that a Will made before a person gets married shall automatically be revoked upon marriage unless the world contains a declaration that it is made in contemplation of marriage.
if you are intending to marry somebody, if you wish your will to survive marriage, you will need to include a clause within the will that reads "This Will is made in contemplation of my intended marriage to [NAME]"
if you and subsequently marry the individual named, your will will remain valid after your marriage
And that is absolutely legally sufficient?
if you do not include such a clause, you will need to make a new will after you marry as the one you made prior to your marriage will be invalid
Absolutely - providing the declaration is clear and unambiguous - you may wish to use the above wording, or the wording suggested to you in the Lawpack (both are sufficient) the will shall survive your marriage.
s18 of the Wills Act provides as above. It is primary legislation
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