If I make a will how do I know my wishes will be upheld if I die before my DH
The reason I am asking is, my mother and father made a mirror will. This meant that when one died the other got everything ultimately leaving everything to me. I am an only child.
My father died first and my mother remarried. This meant that the mirror will she made with my father was no longer valid and, if she died before her new husband he would get everything. This cut me out of the will altogether.
At the time I tried to explain this to my mother but she was insistent that the mirror will she had made was valid. I eventually persuaded her to make a new will leaving everything to me, which is what my dad would have wanted. It wasn't a huge amount but it was the principle.
The situation, rather than the money, bothered me as the man she married was clearly after her money and said as much several times. He was younger than her and my mother died before him. It's a long story.
Anyway, I still haven't made a will. I am married with three adult children. The children are from my first marriage but have known my DH for most of their life. We have been married 27 years.
I want to make a will saying that my half of our property should go to my children. Not specifically when I die but rather when my DH dies.
My worry is that my DH is hopeless with money and if I die I am sure he would put the house up for sale and spend the proceeds.
I hope I don't sound mercenary but I have been the saver in our relationship whilst my DH has been the spender. That's another long story.
I doubt my DH would even be bothered to make a will. He has no children of his own so any money on his death would go to his distant relatives, which doesn't seem fair. I have spoken to him about this and he did say he was happy for my children to benefit on his death but this isn't in a will yet.
How can I ensure my will is honoured and my children get what is rightly theirs?
Could my DH make a will to appease me and then change it if I die first?
What happens if he gets married again?
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