When a Couple Separates.

Wills
Preparation or amendment of a will

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After a separation from bed and board (also known as legal separation), a divorce or the dissolution of a civil union, you should always amend your will. Sometimes, so many changes are needed that it is best to make a new will. However, since the partition of the family patrimony takes precedence over your will, you cannot bequeath your former spouse’s portion of the family patrimony to other heirs.

A divorce annuls donations or gifts made to one of the spouses by reason of the marriage. The “surviving spouse” clause in your contract is also revoked.

 

 

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