Can a second Wife Steal your children’s Inheritance ?

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Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Once you are dead your partner can make a new Will cutting out your children.

For example, John and Sara are married, each with a child from previous marriages. Their Wills leave everything to each other and then equally to the two children. John dies and Sara rewrites her Will so only her child receives an inheritance.

John’s child gets nothing.

A Contractual Will Agreement could have stopped Sara.

Contractual Will Agreements prevent spouses from cutting out the other’s children. Once signed you and your spouse cannot change your Wills without the other’s consent.

Contractual Will Agreements secure your children’s inheritance, even if you are not on your second marriage (yet).

Get professional advice.

This article came from:  Legal Consolidated, Barristers and Solicitors

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