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Will in Contemplation of Marriage

A marriage revokes a Will. 

It is important to create a Will in Contemplation of Marriage.  It is important if you have married since you made your  last Will, as that Will is probably no longer valid. If you die without making a new Will, your estate could be dealt with under the intestacy laws, where the government, not you, decides how your estate should be distributed.

There are some exceptions to this, which differ from State to State or Territory.  However, the rest of your Will would be revoked. That means some of your wishes may not be followed in the event of your death.

It is, however, possible to make a Will in contemplation of marriage – of a specific marriage or of marriage generally. Such a Will would still be valid after a subsequent marriage.

This will is 6 Pages Long.

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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.

Effect of marriage on your will

When you marry, any existing will is automatically revoked (cancelled) and becomes no longer valid. If you do not make a new one, then when you die the law of intestacy decides how your assets are divided. Usually, your entire estate would go to your wife, husband or civil partner.

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