What if I (re)marry or obtain a divorce after I have made my Will?

If you marry or remarry after the date of your Will, the Will is automatically revoked unless it had been written specifically in contemplation of your intended marriage and this had been stated in the Will.

Contrary to popular belief, getting divorced does not revoke your Will. However, any gifts to your former spouse or their appointment as an Executor (the person who deals with the administration of your affairs after your death) will not have effect.

The Will is interpreted as though they had predeceased you, unless in the Will you had specifically stated that any such gifts, or appointment, are still to have effect even if at your death you are no longer married to that person.

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