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Will drafted during previous marriage


My husband has a will made during his previous marriage. Should he die, is that will still valid naming his now ex-wife, or is it no longer valid since he is now re-married?

Posted : 22/08/2020 10:30 pm
Dave Alden
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The Will is still valid assuming it was properly drafted, signed and witnessed. A change in marital status doesn’t automatically change a Will. Back in the old days when typewriters roamed the planet, people modified their Wills by adding a codicil. Today it’s easier to just create a new Will. Here are some resources:
Self-help law books
Legal forms – Wills

LegalShield offers an attorney-drafted Will to new members as one of its many benefits. See this forum post for how to subscribe to a legal services plan.

— Dave
Alden Law Group
Sacramento, CA

Posted : 01/03/2021 10:13 am