Valentine sweethearts urged to update their will this February 14

Blissfully loved-up couples planning on tying the knot this year should change their will to reflect their new circumstances.

However, many people are not aware that getting married automatically invalidates your will.

That means if you don’t update it, you might as well have no will at all and would die intestate.

Meanwhile, the 30 million UK adults who do not have a will in the first place should make legally drafting their final wishes a priority or risk leaving a painful legacy for loved ones.

Grant Saw are members of the Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS), which provides a best practice quality mark for wills and estate administration advice that consumers can trust.

Kalpa Prajapati, Head of the firms’ Wills and Probate department said:

“Valentines Day may be the most romantic day of the year, but we urge couples to come down from the clouds for a minute and focus on the practical matters.

“No one likes to think too carefully about their own demise, but ensuring your final wishes are made clear and legally recognised is the most romantic gesture you can offer your loved one.”

If you would like some advice on wills and inheritance, please do not hesitate to contact Kalpa on 020 8858 6971 or by email at: kp@grantsaw.co.uk

This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.