A marriage always revokes a Will. Always.

What do we learn from the above story? Foremost we learn that marriage AUTOMATICALLY revokes any previously written Wills. It is absolutely imperative that when someone marries, for the first time or the 21st time, that they either make a Will or they make a new Will, if they already have one. So many clients I see are unaware of this. Most clients are, in fact.

A marriage always revokes a Will, unless it is clearly made ‘in anticipation’ of marriage and wording to that end, is put in. That is clear in law. But in this case, Judge Master Julia Clark, has agreed that this case SHOULD go to trial to give the deceased’s family the chance to question what it was she really wanted, given that the writing of the Will, and the subsequent marriage were so very close together time wise.

Was it her intention that, having agreed to marry, that the Will was meant to have existed AFTER the marriage took place? That the Will was written “in anticipation” of the upcoming marriage?

I wait eagerly for the conclusion of this case. Date of the trial is still to be set.
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