If my son makes a Will, should he include a clause in the will which mentions that he previously was married and divorced and that they had no children?

He is married and they are parents of 4 kids.

Asked on October 23, 2013 under Estate Planning, Texas


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No, he should simply indicate these are the four children he has (name them) and has no other children, previous or otherwise, and then amend if he has more children. If you are concerned about the ex-wife, there may be other provisions his lawyer can suggest to place in the will, instead.

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