In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, your Will is cancelled automatically if you get married or enter into a civil partnership unless the Will contains a clause stating otherwise. For example, if the Will had been made just prior to the marriage or civil partnership.

If you get divorced, any gifts in favour of your partner, husband or wife will be cancelled, unless the Will states otherwise, and therefore your Will would be read as if they had already died. It is essential that you consider making a new Will if there are changes to your personal circumstances.