What Revokes a Will


When you create a will, you want to ensure that your wishes are carried out even after you’re gone. However, there are several reasons why a will can be revoked. Here are some key factors that can lead to a will being revoked:

1. Marriage or Remarriage

If you get married or remarry, your previous will may be revoked unless it was made “in contemplation of a particular marriage”. Divorce, on the other hand, does not revoke a will automatically.

2. Physical Destruction

If you intentionally destroy your will with the intention to revoke it, it will no longer be valid. However, accidental or malicious destruction by a third party will not revoke a will.

3. Subsequent Will

If you write a subsequent will after the previous will, it will make the previous will invalid. Alternatively, you can make a written statement in the presence of two witnesses to revoke it without writing a new will.

4. Conversion to Islam

In the case of a non-Muslim who converts to Islam, their will is automatically revoked. This is because the distribution of the estate will follow the Faraid distribution.

Revocation of a will is a serious matter, and it is important to ensure that your will is up-to-date and reflects your current wishes. Seeking legal advice from a qualified professional can help you to avoid any potential issues and ensure that your will is valid. Remember, a will is a powerful tool that allows you to determine how your assets will be distributed, so it's important to take the necessary steps to make sure that it is legally binding.

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April 22, 2023
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