When a couple separate, it is usual that the terms of their Wills are no longer suitable. For instance, it is usual for married couples to appoint one another as Executor and in the first instance leave their entire estate to their husband or wife. If you die without a will after you have separated, your estate will still pass, in full or in part (depending on whether you have children) to your spouse, according to laws of intestacy.
Divorce will automatically revoke your Will.
You need to have your Will drawn or revised as
soon as possible after separation.
What Happens To Power Of Attorney.
If you have granted a general or enduring Power of Attorney to your spouse, it will continue to operate until you revoke it.
A Power of Attorney gives the Attorney power to legally do anything you yourself may do. It is prudent to revoke any existing Power Of Attorney upon separation.