I have a Will and my family will be provided for

Tip: If you have had further children since you signed your Will, review and update your Will.

A man and woman have children. While on holidays, they have a car accident and both parents perish, leaving behind three young children. A boy 12 years of age, a girl 10 years of age and a toddler 3 years of age.

The deceased couple have Wills. But they signed it 9 years ago. Their Wills give their whole estate to each other and if both passed away, their estate to be divided up between their son and daughter equally. When they had their baby 3 years ago, they forgot to update their Will (I would have too, given the sleep deprivation and toddler years). So, this young toddler may receive nothing, while her siblings get mum and dad’s estate.

It’s important with any life changes to review and update your Will. You can have a clause in your Will where you can, for example, provide your estate to Tom, Isabelle and “any further children born of my marriage to James”. This means that any further children are now included in your Will.

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