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Is a testament automatically repealed by divorce?

Since January 1st, 2017, last wills are automatically repealed by dissolution of marriage, registered partnership or life partnership during the testator´s life, which would have benefitted a former spouse, registered partner or life companion. If the testator desires the last will to remain valid despite a legal divorce, he/she must order that – for example already in the last will.

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