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Our team has developed a reputation for being able to solve domestic disputes, regardless of how complicated. Our team of Family Solicitors regularly assist clients with Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence matters.

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Does Divorce Revoke a Will?

Divorce can bring significant changes to your personal and financial life, including its impact on your existing will. It’s essential to know how divorce affects your will and whether your will is automatically revoked upon divorce. At Wildings Solicitors, we provide information on the relationship between wills and divorce and offer expert legal assistance in updating your will post-divorce.

Our Family Law Solicitors specialise in a range of matters. Our team has developed a reputation for being able to solve domestic disputes, regardless of how complicated. Our team of Family Solicitors regularly assist clients with DivorceChild Custody and Domestic Violence matters.

We recognise that family disputes can be emotionally exhausting, so our solicitors go the extra mile to deal with all of the practical and financial stress on your behalf.

Book your initial consultation with our Solicitors today and find out how our team of experts can find a positive solution to your matter. Request a call back using the contact form, freephone 0330 333 8797 or email us at info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

Wills and Divorce - Does Divorce Revoke a Will?

Divorce may have implications for your will, but it does not automatically revoke it. Key considerations include:

  1. Effect of Divorce: In many jurisdictions, divorce can have the effect of treating your former spouse as if they had predeceased you for the purposes of your will.

  2. Updating Your Will: After divorce, it is crucial to review and update your will to reflect your current wishes, especially if you no longer want your former spouse to benefit from your estate.

  3. Beneficiary Changes: Divorce may impact the beneficiaries named in your will, particularly if you had named your former spouse as a beneficiary or executor.

  4. Legal Advice: Seek legal advice from experienced solicitors to ensure that your will accurately reflects your post-divorce intentions and is in compliance with applicable laws.

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Updating Your Will with Wildings Solicitors

At Wildings Solicitors, we specialize in wills and probate matters. Our experienced team can assist you in updating your will after divorce, ensuring that it aligns with your current wishes and legal requirements.

Contact Us for a Consultation: If you have questions about how divorce may impact your will or need assistance in updating your will post-divorce, contact Wildings Solicitors for a consultation. We are here to provide you with the legal support and advice you need during this process.

For professional and compassionate assistance in wills and probate matters, reach out to us today.

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Wildings Solicitors is Lexcel Accredited. The Lexcel Accreditation is the Law Society’s quality mark for excellence in practice management.

In situations where an amicable solution cannot be reached through negotiation, our Child Custody Solicitors will be on hand to support you through every stage of Court proceedings. Our experienced Family Law team can assist you with:

  • Residence Orders
  • Contact Orders
  • Parental Responsibility Agreements
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Client Care

Family Law matters can be delicate. Along with offering you practical support and advice throughout your matter, our Child Custody Solicitors will always go the extra mile to reduce the strain placed upon you and your loved ones.

Why Wildings Solicitors?

Bespoke Service

What works for one family may not necessarily work for you. Our Solicitors reject the one-size-fits-all approach and instead focus on coming to a solution that is specific to the circumstances of you and your family.

Book your initial consultation with our Child Custody Solicitors in Birmingham & Manchester today. Freephone 0330 333 8797, request a callback or email info@wildings-solicitors.co.uk.

Questions You Might Have (FAQs)

General Quesitons

Divorce may have an impact on your will, but it does not automatically revoke it. It is advisable to review and update your will after divorce to reflect your current wishes.

After divorce, it is essential to review and update your will to ensure that it aligns with your current intentions, especially regarding beneficiaries and executors.

Depending on your jurisdiction and the specific circumstances, your former spouse may still inherit from your estate if you do not update your will. It is crucial to seek legal advice and update your will as needed.

Wildings Solicitors specializes in wills and probate matters and can provide expert legal guidance and assistance in updating your will to reflect your post-divorce wishes and comply with legal requirements.

It is advisable to update your will as soon as possible after divorce to ensure that it accurately reflects your current intentions and avoids any unintended consequences.

Financial Related

The process for negotiating a financial settlement can be done in two ways. Firstly, if financial matters are agreed upon between both parties a finance consent order can then be drafted and filed with the court alongside the relevant paperwork.

On the other hand, if matters are not agreed upon between parties and where there is a financial dispute regarding assets and finances, it would then be recommended to go through the court process of obtaining a financial order. This process is generally quite lengthy and consists of financial hearings and full financial disclosure from both parties. Once a settlement is agreed a final order will then be granted.

If Children Involved

If you have a genuine fear that your ex-partner will not return the children back to you or the UK where they are usually resident, we will make an emergency application with the Family Courts for a Prohibited Steps Order.

Unfortunately, grandparents do not have parental rights and therefore an application needs to be made to the court initially. You will need to ask the court for permission to make an application for contact under Form C100. Our team is on hand to support you through such cases.

If you have parental responsibility, our family team can make an application to the family courts requesting a contact arrangement.

Here at Wildings, we would guide you through the process, whilst ensuring that we obtain the best and most effective result for you.

In such cases, we would initially recommend mediation. Should matters continue to not be resolved, we would then advise you on what application should be made to the court to finalise arrangements.

About Your Safety

If you are in fear for your safety or have experienced either physical, verbal, emotional, or psychological abuse, control, coercion, harassment or threatening behaviour, we are able to make an ex-parte non-molestation order to protect you from the forms of harassment above.  Should there be an occupational dispute concerning property, we are also able to make an application for an occupation order.

It is essential for us to give you right guidance, please do not delay to take the first step and contact us!

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