If my dad made a Will and then re-married but never did a new Will, is the original one still valid?

Asked on October 27, 2013 under Estate Planning, New York


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Getting remarried does not void a will.  If your father wanted to change his will, he should have changed it.  If he did not change it, then the last will he made remains valid.  If he left everything to you and your siblings, if any, that will still be the case even though he remarried.  However, if you live in a community property state, she will own 50% of anything the couple acquired during the marriage.

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