Stuart Crippin Comments in ePrivate Client about the Rule on the Revocation of Wills on Marriage22 Nov 2018 // In the press
UK Parliament recently debated a Bill to "stop putting marriages before Wills", following concerns that vulnerable elderly people are being exploited....
While discussing this proposed change to legislation, Head of Private Client, Stuart Crippin said: “The rule about the revocation of Wills on marriage is long-established and well intended. In essence, it is designed to acknowledge the importance of marriage and to ensure that spouses are provided for financially. However, it is clearly open to abuse and it is not unreasonable to think that the capacity threshold for marriage ought to be more on a par with that for making a Will."
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