Tuesday, 18 January 2011

How long does a Last Will and Testament last?

A last Will and Testament is valid until it is revoked. There are three ways a will can be revoked.

  1. It can be revoked by you by intentionally destroying (revoking) it.
  2. It can be revoked when you make a new will and you revoke all previous wills and codicils. 
  3. It may be revoked if you were to have a child after writing your will, where the law would assume  that you wish to provide for the new child, that did not exist at the time the original will was made.
Your will remains valid for an unlimited amount of time with the exception of the above conditions.

2 comments:

  1. No one really knows what life will present to them. Having this idea that the will becomes automatically invalid when a new child is born is interesting. It is logical that a parent will automatically want to provide for a new child. Having to jump through hoops just to change your will would be super annoying. So in some ways, this idea of will revocation is a very helpful idea.
    http://www.housecallwills.ca/en/services.html

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  2. No one really knows what life will present to them. Having this idea that the will becomes automatically invalid when a new child is born is interesting. It is logical that a parent will automatically want to provide for a new child. Having to jump through hoops just to change your will would be super annoying. So in some ways, this idea of will revocation is a very helpful idea.
    http://www.housecallwills.ca/en/services.html

    ReplyDelete