Although your Will isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you are going through divorce negotiations, you will want to make sure that you have this conversation with your divorce lawyer: should the worst happen, you want to be reassured that your assets are going to go to the right benefactors.
Your lawyer will be able to provide you with clear information on all the areas of inheritance that are relevant to your personal case. They will help you to think through all the potential, future scenarios that may be relevant to how your assets will be distributed.
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The importance of your Will during divorce is a vital conversation
Some questions you may want to discuss include, what happens should you die and:
- you have an existing Will naming your ex-partner
- you have an existing Will naming your children and then you remarry
- you no Will and die during divorce proceedings
During your settlement negotiations, is the perfect time to ensure your Will is finalised and your divorce lawyer will be happy to guide you through this process