How often should I review my will? Private Wealth

It is recommended that you review your will every five years or after any major change in your life. Major changes can include:

  • The death of a beneficiary or executor named in your will
  • The birth of a child or grandchild
  • If you get married
  • If you get divorced
  • If you separate from a partner
  • If you move to a new house

If you need to make changes to a will, you must not alter the original document. Doing this will invalidate the will. Depending on the scale of the changes, you can either use a codicil or write a new will and revoke the old one.

Talk to our Private Wealth team if you need help updating or reviewing your will.