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Barwells Solicitors Will Checklist

Here is a list of helpful reminders as to when you should consider updating your Will.

If any of the following occur, an update to your existing Will may be required:


  • If you move home and the value of your property is significantly different to your previous property
  • If you have sold your home and no longer own a property
  • If you have purchased a home, or have assets, in another country
  • If you have inherited funds or the value of your own Estate increases significantly
  • If you enter into a new relationship
  • If another person moves permanently into your property
  • If you have children and you wish to name an appointed Guardian
  • If any of the Executors or Beneficiaries of your Will pass away or you no longer wish for them to be included
  • If there are new members of the family (step-children, grandchildren etc.) not previously included in your Will
  • If you divorce
  • If you marry – your existing Will would be revoked in this circumstance, so a new Will would be required


We would state that the above list is not exhaustive and if you feel that your circumstances have changed but you are unsure whether this means that a Will update is required, please do not hesitate to contact your local Barwells office where we will be happy to advise - offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven. 


We would also recommend that each person who makes a Will, considers the terms every five years to check that the Will still reflects your wishes. If you wish for Barwells to contact you and check this with you, we can do so every five years from the date your Will was made.

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