So you have done the right thing and made a will and can rest easy now right? Yes, until your circumstances change such as you get married or you separate from your spouse.
Many people do not know that marriage invalidates a will unless the will is made ‘in contemplation of marriage’. In most cases, if you get married then you need to do a new will.
Divorce does not invalidate a will however any benefit given to your ex spouse is invalid and any appointment of your ex spouse as executor is also invalid. If an ex spouse is made guardian of your children then this will remain valid and if your ex spouse is appointed trustee of your children’s inheritance then this appointment will also remain valid.
If you are separated but not divorced then you definitely need to change your will as separation has no effect on your will. If you do not change your will to remove your ex spouse as a beneficiary or executor then your will remains valid and your ex spouse will have control of your estate and receive the benefit that was given to them under your will.