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 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 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.