This is such a sad case.
Marriage revokes previous wills and therefore this lady’s estate would have passed entirely to her new husband, whom she married when suffering from advanced dementia.
Surely more needs to be done by Registrars to check capacity to marry.
If you are planning to marry, or divorce, then it is always worth getting advice on updating your will.
Equally if you are concerned that a loved one was pressured to change the will then do contact us:
'Inheritance hunters' action called for after OAP with dementia 'secretly wed' younger man MP Fabian Hamilton is urging the PM to stop elderly and vulnerable people being preyed upon by tricksters
Mr Hamilton first began campaigning after hearing a story he could 'hardly believe was possible in modern Britain'
The family of a 91-year-old woman with dementia who 'secretly wed' just months before her death have called for action to stop 'predatory marriages'. Fabian Hamilton, MP for Leeds North East, is urging the PM to stop elderly and vulnerable people being preyed upon by tricksters leading to families losing their inheritance. Mr Hamilton will raise the question at PMQs after two years of campaigning to address the issue, reports inews.