What effect does separation or divorce have on a will made before the relationship breakdown? If either party dies intestate, what kind of claims can the former partner make on the estate? John Thurston provides, in a ready reference form, the answers which practitioners are having to find more and more frequently. By combining the subject of family law as it relates to relationship breakdown with wills and probate, the author offers practical solutions and a convenient guide to complex issues. He considers increasingly common situations such as the effect of remarriage on wills and the effect of marriage breakdown on life policies, joint tenancies, entitlement under the intestacy rules and the right to claim under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He suggests what action should be taken at various stages in divorce proceedings and discusses what provisions should be included in the will of a client whose marriage has broken down or who is separating from his cohabitee.