What happens to my will if I marry?

Tax Expert Nigel Williams comments; Marriage cancels out any previous will, unless impending nuptials are accounted for when the document is created.

Nigel says:

“Divorce also changes the terms, as someone referred to as husband or wife no longer has that title.”

Unmarried couples are not even protected by the laws of intestacy. If one partner dies without a valid will, the other stands to inherit nothing.