Money: Wills and divorce

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The Independent Online
LAST WEEK we incorrectly stated that 'a man who divorces and remarries . . . without updating his will would . . . leave an inheritance to his former wife and nothing to his present wife.'

Ian Mace, of Knowles Benning in Dunstable, Beds, points out: 'If a married man makes a will and then divorces or is divorced, upon decree absolute his wife can neither be an executor nor inherit unless a contrary is shown in the will. On remarriage his former will is totally cancelled.'

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