Post # 1
Once we’re married, my will expires. I have a 3 year old and want to make sure all is ready for when we go on our honeymoon. FI’s lawyer he used for the sale of his house says that they don’t do them before the wedding. What are my options? I don’t want to delay my honeymoon because of this.
Post # 3
We did our wills before we got married because, like you, we wanted them before we went on our honeymoon. My husband is a lawyer and a portion of his practice focuses on wills and estates, so he drafted our wills. In order for them to survive marriage, they need to contain a clause that states “In contemplation of our forthcoming marriage…”
We are in Canada as well, so I assume this would be applicable to you as well. I would recommend speaking to a lawyer with experience in wills and estates to ensure that your wills are air tight, especially when children are involved. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer and the above is not formal legal advice.
Post # 4
Thank you. It makes sense that they can draft something up beforehand. Even if we date it for our wedding date…
I’m going to call another lawyer tomorrow and see if another one will do it for me.