If you are considering writing or have already written your first will and have left your estate to your partner, you must consider the possibility that if they remarry, the whole estate will be left to them, and your own children could end up disinherited.

Protecting the children sidesways disinheritance

Protecting the children’s future inheritance

What can I do to prevent this happening?

There are two options: The first is to set up a life interest trust on the first partners death or the second (and preferred option) is to put all your assets (either individually or together) into a trust now to protect your children’s entitlements.

Please feel free to contact us to talk this through in greater detail.