After a person has created their first estate plan, circumstances may change. They may have more children, acquire more assets, or divorce a spouse. These changes may result in the need to review and consider making changes to a will if an estate plan has previously been established.
The Importance of Updating and Making Changes to a Will
If someone fails to change or rewrite their will to account for changes in their life, their estate may end up not being distributed as they had initially intended. For example, if someone had a new child and did not explicitly state that they did not want the new child to inherit anything, then the law may give that child a share of their estate.