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Will in Contemplation of DivorceWill in Contemplation of Divorce

Under section 14A of the Act a testator’s Will is revoked by their subsequent divorce unless the Will is made in contemplation of divorce. Similar rules apply to the contemplation of marriage clauses …

Contemplation of Divorce

While it may not be a high priority while going through a separation or divorce, it is critical that this change your Will.

The period of separation before a divorce a critical time to ensure your Will is updated. If you separate and then die before updating your Will, your spouse will still inherit any property you gifted to them under your Will. Likewise, if you have named your spouse as the executor of your Will, that appointment still stands.   You will need to make a new Will.

This will in contemplation of divorce is 6 pages long.


Making a Will in contemplation of divorce means that either: there is an express clause in the Will stating that it is made in contemplation of divorce to a specific person


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