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 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.