Married in OR after a will was made

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Married in OR after a will was made

I’m in Oregon. My husband has a will,
about 15yrs old, that states he was not
married had no kids at the time the
will was executed. We are now married,
so I need to know if a new will is
necessary, naming me….Or is the will
just invalid now anyway, because his
stated status in the will is incorrect
now. TY.

Asked on January 11, 2019 under Estate Planning, Oregon

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

No, a will---to whom it gives any assets, property or money; whom it appoints as executor; any special instructions in it--are not invalidated by a change in the person's marital or family status. Unless your husband intends to stay with what the existing will says, he needs to draft and execute a new one.


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