What is the effect of a subsequent marriages, birth, adoption or dissolution or marriage on a Will?
Pursuant to Florida Statute 732.507, neither a subsequent marriage, birth nor adoption of descendants shall revoke the prior Will of any person. However, the pretermitted child or spouse (the child or spouse that was not in the picture) shall inherit regardless of the prior Will. In addition, any provision of a Will executed by a married person that affects the spouse of that person will become void upon the divorce, or annulment. The Will will be construed and administered as if the former spouse had died at the time of the dissolution, divorce or annulment.
This is an important distinction because the former spouse will not inherit under the Will of their former spouse. The former spouse will be considered deceased upon the dissolution of marriage. It is important to execute a new Florida Will each and every time a life-changing event occurs in ones life in order to keep your estate planning documents in order and current. Although Florida Law lays out what happens in all scenarios, it is important to change the documents for peace of mind.
We recommend that all residents of Florida have an experienced attorney review their Will to ensure that it complies with the laws of the State of Florida. We always recommend hiring a Boynton Beach Estate Planning Attorney. The experienced and knowledgeable Boynton Beach Estate Planning Attorneys at The Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC are here to help with all aspects of Florida Estate Planning. We serve Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach.
Contact us today @ (561) 699-0399 to set-up an appointment to visit our Lantana, Florida Office location, 814 W. Lantana Rd. Suite 1, Lantana, Florida 33462 or visit us on the web @ shipplawoffice.com
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