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Does doing a new will override the will prior to marriage?

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Does doing a new will override the will prior to marriage? This new will will not include the spouse?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

NJ

Lawyer's Assistant: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?

A will prior to marriage. This new will be protecting my daughter.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

A Proxy Directive prepared after the marriage, the new marriage will not include the spouse at all.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Yes, a new will, properly signed and executed, will override the old will.

If you'd like to, you can also explicitly state in the new will that it overrides the prior will, although it is not necessary.

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