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It’s a common misconception that if you should become incapacitated, your spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner can manage your financial affairs for you. This is simply not true, and in such circumstances accounts (even joint accounts) can be frozen whilst an order is granted by the Court.
If the Tories meet their promise to tackle the issue of social care in the coming months, it won’t be what people are expecting. Couples should not delay in protecting what they have but need to do this the right way – and the fair way.
We answer the question: “What happens if I die, was previously married and had a Will but I am now remarried and have not written a new Will? I have children with both my previous partner and my current partner.”