QUESTION: Dear Legal Wiz,
My father did a will in 2009, got remarried in 2010 and divorced in 2011. The will named me and my siblings as beneficiaries to his property in Jamaica. 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?
I asked the Executor and he is also trying to find out from his friends in Jamaica. I plan on coming to Jamaica, but need to know before I do, so I can take steps to plan what I will do.
One thing that I do not plan on doing is having a debate with my siblings over the will.
RESPONSE: Dear Carmen,
Yes the same law applies here in Jamaica. Marriage revokes a will so that will may not be valid. However in your case, more information would be required before writing it off.
You may discuss further with an attorney-at-law. You can contact any of the legal aid clinics located across the island.
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