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Friday, 11 February 2011


Wills – Including an “in-law”

When making your Will you may consider leaving your estate to a son or daughter in law in the event that your own son or daughter does not survive you. However don’t forget that if the son or daughter in law remarries their future new spouse will be first in line for their estate and therefore end up with your money!

Often people think – if my son dies then I want his wife to have the money to look after the children. Once the “in-law” has that share in your estate you have no guarantee that it will be used to benefit the children. The money may be taken from the “in-law” through divorce or bankruptcy.

When money is left to grandchildren if their parent (ie your child) does not survive, then provisions can be included in the Will so that the money can be used for the children’s benefit – but the money does end up with the grandchildren and not with a stranger who at some later date marries your son/daughter in law.

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