Does marriage nullify a will in Jamaica?

June 12th, 2017 by LegalWiz | Print Does marriage nullify a will in Jamaica?

QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
My father did a will in 2009 that named me and my siblings as beneficiaries to his property in Jamaica. He remarried 2010 and divorced in 2011. I live in Ontario Canada and according to the law here, if a will was made prior to marriage that will becomes null and void. That being said, is the will null and void in Jamaica?
Carmen Cairo

RESPONSE: Dear Carmen,
Marriage does nullify wills in Jamaica. Please consider relying on an attorney-at-law to assist with your issues.
Legal wiz


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