Dealing with an overseas marriage
Generally, English law recognises overseas marriages made in compliance with local laws. We do recommend checking with your local registry office for confirmation that this is the case in your individual circumstances!
If you are not legally married, it is advisable as there are tax benefits that will apply to the share that your spouse receives. Our Wills can include wording that ensures that getting married legally after the creation of the Will will not affect its legality.
This article is part of our Islamic Wills FAQ series.