WILL PROVISIONS MADE BEFORE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

“Relative” means an individual who is related to another individual by consanguinity or affinity, respectively.

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If, after making a will, the testator’s marriage is dissolved, whether by divorce, annulment, or a declaring a marriage void, all provisions in the will, including all fiduciary appointments, shall be read as if the former spouse and each relative of the former spouse who is not a relative of the testator failed to survive the testator, unless the will expressly provides otherwise.

A person whose marriage to the decedent has been dissolved, whether by divorce, annulment, or a declaration that the marriage is void, is not a surviving spouse unless, by virtue of a subsequent marriage, the person is married to the decedent at the time of death and the subsequent marriage is not declared void.