There are several circumstances that can lead to a recommendation to update or review your will. As things progress life changes and certainly life events carry with it implications in relation to your estate and estate planning including your will. Major life events include a separation or divorce, a marriage, the birth of a child or a change in the situation in relation to your loved ones including alienation from family members.
It is important and highly recommended that you look at reviewing or updating your will every three to five years.
This can be done by making an appointment with your solicitor to go over your existing will and to discuss your current circumstances so that any updates can be attended to promptly.
In the event that your will is not updated and a major event occurs, in some circumstances this can render your will invalid meaning that your estate is left with no valid will and your wishes in many cases may not be given effect. One major situation is where you remarry and do not update your will after the marriage occurs rendering any previous will invalid.