WHAT IS SIDEWAYS DISINHERITANCE AND HOW CAN I AVOID IT?
Our Amye Aris, specialist Wills Solicitor, explains the pitfalls in leaving your estate to a surviving spouse outright, and how to better protect your children’s future inheritance.
MARRYING AGAIN AFTER LOSING A SPOUSE
Clients will often come to us and have it in their mind that if they die first, they want their surviving spouse to have the benefit of all their joint assets including money, investments, and the house, especially if there are children involved. Often, they want the surviving spouse to afford to bring the children up and live the lifestyle that the family enjoy now whilst both parents are alive.
What they often don’t consider, however, is what happens in later life, if their spouse goes on to have a new relationship or to marry someone new.
I recently met with a lady client, who was sadly widowed very young many years