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What happens to a Last Will and Testament that is made before the person gets married?

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01/14/2007

In most states a will written prior to a marriage is declared unvalid and the estate is probated as if there was no will. This is to protect the new spouse. If the will was written in contemplation of marriage and is clearly declared as such, it is valid. Check with an attorney licensed in your state for the applicable laws.