(Please click here to see Part I of this series, entitled: “Why Do I Need a Will?”)
If you divorce, you may need a Will (or an update to your existing Will) to prevent your ex-spouse from receiving assets at your death.
Here is a follow up to my post earlier this week. In this recent article posted at AOL’s DailyFinance site, the author discusses the contents of Amy Winehouse’s U.K. Will. The late Amy Winehouse had an ex-spouse, and the author mentions that English law may allow an ex-spouse to receive property bequeathed to him or her under their former (now deceased) spouse’s Will even if the divorce occurred after the Will’s execution. This Forbes.com article implies that even if she had died without a Will at all, English law may look favorably upon an ex-spouse’s position and allow them to inherit. Fortunately for Winehouse’s parents and brother, she