Will drafted during previous marriage

Legal Q&ACategory: Estate Planning - Wills & TrustsWill drafted during previous marriage
Elizabeth Bansbach asked 3 months ago

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 Should he die, is that will still valid naming his now ex-wife, or is it no longer valid since he is now re-married?

1 Answers
Dave Alden answered 3 months ago

Hi Elizabeth,
The Will is still valid assuming it was properly drafted, signed and witnessed in the first place. 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 from a form. Here are some resources:
Self-help law books
Legal forms – Wills
Hope this helps!
 — Dave
Alden Law Group
Sacramento, CA