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What impact does a divorce have on my will?

A divorce could have an effect on gifts you have specified in your will, or gifts you might have been entitled to under other wills (e.g. your ex-partner's).

So if you are contemplating a divorce, or have just completed a divorce, you need to review your own will, and consider any financial implications that your divorce may have on gifts that you might have previously been entitled to.


This guide outlines general topics you should be thinking about if you want to get a divorce in Northern Ireland. But it is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should contact a specialist divorce solicitor for advice on your specific circumstances.

What impact does a divorce have on my will?

If you have made a Will* before getting divorced, it is important to review this after your divorce.

Once a divorce has been granted, any part of a will leaving property to your former spouse will be invalid (as will any gift you would have otherwise received).

* We always encourage people of all ages to make a will and review it regularly

The above article is part of our guide on how to get a divorce in Northern Ireland.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, you should get in touch with a Northern Ireland specialist divorce solicitor who will be able to provide advice tailored to your own personal circumstances.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to get in touch.

All the best,

The Team @ Lightlaw
Every effort is made to keep this guide up to date. Although it is not to be regarded as legal advice, we strive to make sure the information is helpful, accurate and practical. If you are a Northern Ireland divorce solicitor and have spotted an inaccuracy, you can submit a suggested change.
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