Until your divorce is finalised, your current spouse will have certain rights and responsibilities. If you don’t want your spouse to benefit from your Estate, but you are not legally divorced, we recommend writing or updating your will with your new wishes.
If you choose not to update your will, the terms of your will remain in place until you receive your Decree Absolute.
Our professional will writing services start at £180 (includes VAT). Book your free 15 minute consultation on 01274 727373.
Can I Write My Own Will?
Yes (but read on).
You can use our free template (available on our website – see our Will Instruction Form) to understand what information is used to write a Will. You can choose to the complete the form at home. However, please note this will not be a legally valid. A legal will needs to be witnessed by two people (non-family members).
What Happens To My Will After My Divorce?
Once your divorce is finalised (the Decree Absolute has been issued), anything that you have gifted to your ex-spouse in your Will would be passed on to the next beneficiary who is entitled to it. If there is no other named beneficiary, your estate will have to be dealt with under the intestacy rules.
Why Choose SKB Law?
We specialise in divorce, children and finances. Our founder Sarah Khan-Bashir MBE has helped thousands of clients over the last 20 years.
We value our clients. As well as affordable fees, we offer urgent advice, and free 15 minute meetings for new clients. We make sure you know what’s going on. With our secure client portal, you’ll receive regular updates or documents.
We are Highly Commended by the Law Society Excellence Awards and Winners of the Community Contribution Award at the Bradford Business Awards. Our founder is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for services to law.
Our Social Impact.
We care about our community. Through our SKB Law Academy, we host free legal clinics, offer work experience and deliver employability workshops to students.
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