While married, people like to think that it will last forever. For that reason, most people make their wills and include all of their family members along with their spouse. However, after a certain time, the two may realize that they are not perfect for each other, or something happened that caused the two to become less attracted to each other. Soon after, the divorce will follow.
What happens to the will you made while divorced? Can it be altered or rewritten?
Luckily, changing your will is possible and it is actually very easy. Here are some tips that will help you get a new will (or alter the old one) after a divorce.
Codicil To An Existing Will
One of the things you can do after a divorce is incorporating a “codicil” to your existing will. It is a simple process, one that does not require witnesses, and similar to a postscript, it can change the current points in your will.
Assuming that you want to alter some points of your will and not all of it, this is an easy way to do it. Of course, you would require an attorney to implement these changes on your behalf. If you don’t have one already, consider Divorce Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale at the Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances. They will provide you with all the information you need about divorce and changing your will after a divorce.
Rewriting The Will
Another option is to rewrite only the relevant sections of the will. It is a process that may require witnesses and one that is a bit more complicated than the previous one. You have two options:
- Rewrite important sections of the will (inheritance, custody, ownership)
- Rewrite the entire will
It is important to realize that you should implement these changes as quickly as you can after a divorce. You never know what may happen tomorrow, and you don’t want to risk leaving everything to someone you are not living with anymore.
You can change your will as many times as you like, during or after the divorce. You don’t have to let your beneficiaries know about the changes, as it is entirely up to you. They won’t be aware of it anyway until the very end.
The best way to revoke your last will and alter it is to execute a new one. Speak with Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys at the Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances and learn how you can execute a new will as quickly as possible.
Remarrying The Same Spouse
If you end up marrying the same person again, after changing your initial will, your spouse will not be included in it, assuming that you made these new changes after your first divorce. In order for your spouse to become a beneficiary again, you will have to craft a new will and have it changed, just like you did after your divorce. Call our attorneys once again, and let them help you change your will, possibly for the last time.