A recent survey by Will Aid indicated that 25% of people who have a Will have had a significant change of circumstance since making that Will.
Ensuring your Will is up to date is as important as making it in the first place. A client of ours recently made contact with us after twelve years. In that time they had moved house twice (without informing us), had two children, and one of their executors had died.
With births, deaths, marriages, divorces and separations, and changes in our financial position (inheritance and windfalls etc), we should all review our Wills regularly to ensure they still reflect our needs. An out of date Will can often be just as dangerous as no Will at all!