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Campaigners push for legislation to 'stop putting marriages before wills'

Date:21 NOV 2018

Today's Times: Gold-diggers are exploiting a legal loophole by marrying vulnerable elderly people and later inheriting their estates despite not being beneficiaries in a will, MPs and lawyers say.

Campaigners will sponsor a ten-minute rule bill in parliament today that would legislate to “stop putting marriages before wills”. They say that reform is urgently needed as the population ages and cases of dementia rise, leading to unscrupulous suitors marrying vulnerable people knowing that they will be deemed mentally incapable of drafting an updated will.

This article appeared in today's (London) Times. Access it HERE.
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