Marriage, Divorce and Wills

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 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.

If you are  getting married, suffering a breakdown of marriage or getting divorced, contact us on +61 7 3001 2999 for expert advice on your Will.