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Will 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.



This information is not legal information provided by Precedents Online or it’s Authors.  It is for General Information only and to be used accordingly.

Will a divorce effect my will?  

You can change your Will as you need, but there can be certain events in life which should automatically prompt you to update your Will.

How often should I review my Will?

A Will should be reviewed every 3 – 5 years or when circumstances either financial or personal change.  Your relationship status, especially getting married or divorced, can have a significant effect on your Will.
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