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Wills and family law

Wills and family law

It is probably sensible to review your will every few years or whenever there is a significant change in your life. The time surrounding separation may generally be such a time. Changing circumstances may mean it is advisable to re-examine choices of executors and beneficiaries or other matters.

Divorce has the effect of deleting any reference in the will of one spouse (or, by then, ex-spouse) of the other ex-spouse. This can result in problems concerning appointments of executors or can result in a full or partial intestacy (where a will does not provide in relation to all assets).

Similarly, marriage can have the effect of revoking a will that is not expressed to be made in contemplation of such marriage (though, in New South Wales, the Succession Act sets out a number of exceptions to this).

Diamond Conway has very experienced wills experts. You can contact Michael Schneider on 9222 8000 for help.