WILL PROVISIONS MADE BEFORE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
“Relative” means an individual who is related to another individual by consanguinity or affinity, respectively.
If, after making a will, the testator’s marriage is dissolved, whether by divorce, annulment, or a declaration that the marriage is void, all provisions in the will, including all fiduciary appointments, shall be read as if the former spouse and each relative of the former spouse who is not a relative of the testator failed to survive the testator, unless the will expressly provides otherwise.
A person whose marriage to the decedent has been dissolved, whether by divorce, annulment, or a declaration that the marriage is void, is not a surviving spouse unless, by virtue of a subsequent marriage, the person is married to the decedent at the time of death and the subsequent marriage is not declared void.
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