What happens to my Will when I get married?

What happens to my Will when I get married?

Unfortunately a will invalidates a marriage
What happens to my Will when I get married?

First of all, congratulations!
Well done for writing a Will! If you wrote your Will before marriage, the bad news I’m afraid is that unless your Will was written with your impending marriage in mind, which is known as a “Contemplation of Marriage” clause, it will become invalid the moment you utter, “I do”.

As a result, many people have left sorting out their affairs until after (sometimes WAY after) the wedding, and honeymoon.

Now, on my honeymoon, we were fairly boring (Don’t tell I said that!).  We did a lot of sightseeing – Pisa, Florence, Perugia etc., but the most dangerous thing we did was negotiating our hired Nissan Micra onto the Autostrada A1.  Actually, thinking back that WAS pretty dangerous.  Anyway, a lot of newlyweds these days take in a few more interesting, and potentially dangerous activities on their holidays, honeymoon or not.  All I’ll say is, because unusually for me I don’t want to talk about death, it’s probably a good idea to sort your new Wills before you marry!

Here at Thoughtful Planning, we can help.  Book a Free Consultation here or contact us any other way and mention that you are wanting to write a Will in contemplation of marriage. We are always happy to chat on the phone before coming out to see you, and all our services have Fixed Pricing.

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Favourite Funeral Songs

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There are many songs that are very common at funerals, and the songs or hymns are quite often an element of a funeral that the deceased has planned, sometimes when they have started their Funeral Plan.

As funerals increasingly become more about a celebration of life, rather than a purely sombre affair, the type of music has also changed.  Whereas classical pieces used to be most common, there is an increase in popular music being chosen.

Popular songs today include;

Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Monty Python (honestly”!)
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

In terms of Hymns, the oldies seem to still be the best;

The Old Rugged Cross
Abide With Me
Psalm 23 The Lord’s My Shepherd

The fact is, in the modern world, nothing is considered inappropriate.  I’ve been to a funeral where the retiring song was ‘Going Underground’ by The Jam, which brought laughter through the tears.  I’m not brave enough to choose that one, but I think I know what I would like;

I’ll See You In My Dreams – Joe Brown
What A Beautiful Name – Hillsong

What would be your choice? Do you want traditional, or modern? Pop songs or hymns?

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