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Husband H and wife W are happily married. They have two children from this relationship C1 and C2.
As sensible parents they each make a Will, in which they each give their estate to their surviving spouse, but if their spouse should predeceased them then their estate is to be shared equally between their two children i.e. C1 and C2.
Sadly wife W dies of cancer. After four years husband H finds a new partner W2 and subsequently marries. W2 has two children from a previous relationship S1 and S2.
Four years later H dies. W2 then inherits H’s estate under the rules of intestacy (his earlier Will was automatically revoked when he married W2)
W2 then makes her will giving her estate to her two children S1 and S2. C1 and C2 receive nothing!
It is so easy to unintentionally disinherit your children.