How often should I update my will?
Typically you should review your will every five years, or after any major change in your life.
If any of the below events occur, it’s worth updating your will:
- Getting separated or divorced
- Getting married
- Having a baby
- Moving house
- Acquiring a large asset
- Or if the executor named in the will dies
An official alteration to a will is called a codicil, and there is no limit of how many codicils you can add, but each time it must be witnessed.
If you have any major changes, you should make a new will, and explain in the new will that the old one is null avoid. Although it sounds dramatic, you should destroy your old will (burn it or tear it up).
For more info, head to the government website.