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Predatory Marriages On The Rise

In the UK, the rise of ‘predatory marriages’ – where a person coerces an elderly person who may suffer from dementia (or similar illness that affects decision making) into marriage for financial gain – has sparked a call for family members to remain vigilant. 

Under English Law, marriage overrides any Will previously undertaken by a person. Meaning the widow/er is entitled to significant amounts of the deceased’s estate without their wishes being taken into account.