Your Will After Marriage or Divorce

>If you created a will before you married, it will automatically be revoked when you marry, unless it was made with a particular marriage in mind, or stated in general terms that it was made in contemplation of marriage. To avoid any confusion, it is advisable to make a new will when personal circumstances change.

Any gift or appointment (e.g. as an executor or guardian) in favour of a former spouse in your will is automatically revoked when a divorce decree becomes absolute or an annulment is made. Again, as personal circumstances change, a new will or codicil should be created.