is my Will still valid if my marital status changes?
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Yes, although it is better if you redo it under your new name, if you use a new name. A Codicil could be used also, if you are making any changes in the original terms.
Most Wills have a clause that treat your former spouse as if they predeceased you. This means that your assets would go to the next parties in line and the person named after your former spouse will serve as executor/trustee. I recommend you consult with an attorney to confirm your current wishes are being reflected.
Best of luck,
Kevin A. Pollock, J.D., LL.M.
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