Making a Will after Divorce
As solicitors, we always recommend that clients make wills, but making a will after divorce or separation is especially important.
No matter how long you have been apart, your spouse remains your next-of-kin until the Decree Absolute is issued, and, in the event of your death, they will be entitled to the majority, if not all, of your estate.
Even after the marriage has officially ended, a will is important to ensure your children are adequately provided for after your death. Most importantly of all, a will allows you to name guardians for your children if they are under 18.
At MKB Law, our Wills Department has a wealth of experience in all aspects of will drafting, particularly following marriage breakdown. We can also advise you on the complex areas of Inheritance Tax and planning for future care.
Anne Wilson, the head of our Wills Department, is a committee member of the Northern Ireland branch of STEP (the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners). This prestigious world-wide organisation promotes education in the area of succession planning and inheritance, and encourages the highest standards of professional practice.