Marriage normally nullifies an existing Will and divorce voids any disposition made under a Will to the former spouse.
It is important for any person who is planning to marry or remarry to make a fresh Will even if it is identical to an existing one. Otherwise, it will lead to an intestacy if that person meets an untimely death.
Separation in a marriage does not affect the validity of an existing Will but it is important for a separated spouse to consider whether their existing Will reflects their wishes after a relationship breakdown.
Separation in a de facto relationship does affect a disposition in favour of a de facto spouse.
If you are getting married, suffering a breakdown of marriage or de facto relationship, or getting divorced, contacts us on +61 7 3001 2999.