Second families and remarriage

A sole gift to a surviving spouse is rarely appropriate on a second marriage if you have children from an earlier relationship and a range of difficult questions are often faced at a time when you least need them – we will work with you to take the stress out of these decisions.

Second marriages are common, and in such cases, good legal advice can help avoid costly arguments after you have gone.

A carefully worded Will can provide for a surviving spouse whilst protecting an inheritance for children of an earlier marriage. A trust structure is often useful to avoid friction and guarantee provision for those close to you.

Marriage revokes an earlier Will

Marriage revokes an earlier Will and can leave your estate in the hands of the Intestacy laws – these are rarely satisfactory and can lead to costly disputes. It makes sense to act now and put your affairs in order.

  • We can provide straight forward explanations of trusts and how they might benefit you and your family. We can also look at other options involving the use of life policies and life time gifting.
  • We will ensure you have a professionally drawn Will which will be difficult to challenge after you have passed. Our aim is to understand your wishes and ensure they are put in to place no matter how complicated your family affairs.
  • If your spouse predeceased you, and you have subsequently remarried, we can also provide valuable inheritance tax planning which could save your estate thousands in tax.

Why choose Furley Page for advice following remarriage

We have been advising clients facing these questions over many years.

We have seen all manner of family complexities and are confident we will have a solution whatever the problem.

Our experienced team can help deal with those decisions that seem impossible to resolve. We have technical skills that are recognised by the Legal 500 and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and we pride ourselves on providing down to earth practical advice.

How can we help you

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Key Contacts

Aaron Spencer

Partner & Head of Private Client

Harvey Barrett

Consultant & Head of Trustee Services