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Protecting Assets in Second Marriages

It is common for a couple to make Wills leaving their estate to each other on their first death. However, in second marriages this can cause problems, particularly if both parties have their own assets that they wish to protect.

If a couple make Wills leaving their assets to each other on the first death, then the survivor will own all of the combined assets. The problem with this is the survivor is free to change their Will at any time and the first parties chosen beneficiaries could be cut out completely.

It is quite common that couples in second marriages wish to protect their assets not only during the marriage, but also after their death.

Our experts can help advise you about the various options that are available to you. We can talk to you about trusts to help protect your assets, whilst still making some provisions for your spouse.

For more information, why not click the links below or download one of our helpful guides

Alternatively, give us a call on 01302 341414 (Doncaster) and 0114 272 1884 (Sheffield) and our friendly team will be happy to have a chat with you.

We can help you with any of the following:

In a second marriage and wanting to protect your assets? 

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An excellent service from start to finish (will writing). Everything was explained thoroughly in terms we could easily understand. Thank you. Mr and Mrs Torr opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
Lauren was open and clear and an expert in getting the right information from us and made sure our family would be looked after in the event of our deaths. Drawing up a will was easier than we expected. Mr and Mrs Deakin opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
I found all the staff very friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. They dealt with my will writing very professionally. Thank you Sarah. Ms Holmes opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We have used Taylor Bracewell for probate and conveyancing and would highly recommend them for a professional, prompt and compassionate service. Mrs Wilson and Mrs Waugh opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
A fantastic service. We would highly recommend Lauren and her team to friends and family. Mr an Mrs Whiteley opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks
We used Taylor Bracewell to write our Wills and POA, which should of been done years ago. Watching family this year not having done either we realised what huge problems it caused for them. The process was easy and we can now rest knowing that all our needs are sorted making it easier for our own children. Anon opening-speachmarks closing-speachmarks

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Wills, Probate and Trusts Team

If you are looking for legal experts to help you with your Asset Protection or Inheritance Tax Planning needs our team will give you a call back at the earliest opportunity fill in your details to the left. Alternatively, you can call our Doncaster office on 01302 341414 or our Sheffield office on 0114 272 1884
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