Slee Blackwell’s Charlotte Dullaway looks at the law governing how a Will can be revoked. They frequently receive enquiries asking whether a Will remains valid if its maker intended to revoke or change it but did not get around to doing so before their death. Although the answer is generally quite clear cut, it can be useful to consider why they wanted to change their Will and whether their reasoning gives rise to any grounds to challenge it.
There are three ways to revoke a Will and it is the last option which most often causes confusion; revocation of a Will by marriage, revocation by a subsequent Will or Codicil, and revocation of a Will by destruction.
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