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Friday, July 15, 2011

Marriage makes a will null and void

This recent article from the Financial Post talks about a case in which a man died after two weeks of marriage, and the court held that his will, which was made before his marriage, was void. Instead of his estate going to his only daughter of a previous marriage, almost everything went to the wife of two weeks. The article contains some excellent information about the effect of marriage on wills across Canada. Click here to read it.


  1. If my brother and I were named as executors in my fathers will and he has remarried but never made a new will, does that mean we are no longer executors and if so who looks after his estate upon his death? Thank you.

    1. Hi Katy,
      I responded to your question in a new blog post on March 13/14. Here is the link:



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