What if My Will Still Names my Ex-spouse?

Many people execute a will while married, get divorced, then fail to update their will. Wisconsin law revokes provisions in a will in favor of an ex-spouse, so the good news is that if your will left everything to the person you were married to at the time the will was signed, they will probably not inherit anything from you after a divorce. However, there are exceptions, such as if the will itself or a court order provide otherwise, if the divorce is nullified, or if you remarry the spouse. If you are divorcing, your best course of action is to execute a new will right away, naming the persons you want to inherit from you and disinheriting your estranged spouse.

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