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Divorce and your previous Will

Getting married or entering into a civil partnership invalidates the existing will, except in the event that the will expressly state that:
 
  1. It is made in contemplation of marriage or civil partnership to a specified person
  2. Marriage of civil partnership should not render the Will invalid
In the case of a Divorce, as soon as a decree absolute ( final divorce order) has been ordered by the court, your ex-partner or civil partner is treated as if they had died for inheritance purposes.  So, in the event that you had appointed them as the executor of your estate, that appointment will fail. Also, any gift makes to them in the Will also fails.
 
It is therefore important to note that if you die before the final order, your spouse or civil partner will still be entitled i) inherit under the will and accept an appointment at the executor or trustee
 
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