does a will get revoked after a parent gets remarried

my mom and dad had a will together my dad passed in 09. my mom remarried does the
old will stand?

Asked on April 25, 2016 under Estate Planning, Minnesota


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, the old will stands: a will is not revoked by life changes (like remarriage); rather, a will must be specifically changed or revoked in writing, which writing must meet all the criteria (e.g. how signed, witnessed, etc.) for a will. Remarriage is a good time to review a will and consider changes, but people are not required to do this.

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