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Answers to Frequently Asked Last Will and Testament Questions

How is a Joint Will with an Ex-Spouse and Children Handled if Other Ex-Spouses and Children Exist?

In most states, upon Divorce the law treats a former spouse as if he or she died before the Testator, i.e. the person making the Will.

But typically the remainder of the Will continues to be effective.

So generally, a former spouse of a Joint Will is treated as deceased and the children named in the Will remain as beneficiaries.

But not always. Continue reading How is a Joint Will with an Ex-Spouse and Children Handled if Other Ex-Spouses and Children Exist?