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Grenada’s Estate/Succession Law: A little known fact about wills

Simply put, a will is a written instrument, signed by a person (called a testator, where male; testatrix, where female) in the presence of two (2) persons, and which becomes effective upon death.

Of course, there are several more technical rules involved in witnessing and executing.

What many persons do not know is that, under Grenada’s laws, and this is a common principle in legal systems whose laws are based on the English legal system, marriage revokes a will.

Therefore, no matter how well thought out, well written, properly executed, or properly witnessed a person’s will is, once that person marries after executing that will, poof! That person no longer has a valid will and needs to either immediately execute a new one or risk dying intestate.

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