What if I already have a will – how will it be affected by the new legislation?

The formalities under the new Act are the same so if you have a valid will, then it will still be valid. However, the law has changed in many respects as noted above. There is an expanded category of individuals who may make a claim against an estate depending upon the circumstances. Accordingly, it is recommended that you seek the advice of your lawyer to ensure your will still meets your wishes.