Does Marriage Invalidate or Revoke a Will?
Here’s the situation: you drew up a will and then sometime later, you get married. Does the act of marriage, invalidate or revoke the will made previously?
In the past, the answer would be ‘yes’. Many articles and posts online will probably say so. However, in 2009, Massachusetts adopted the Uniform Probate Code which brought the state in line with other states who adopted the same set of laws. The 2009 adoption provided that starting in July 1, 2011, a marriage will no longer invalidate a previously made will. However, due to budgetary restrictions, the court and the legislature decided to postpone the implementation of the new law until January 2, 2012
So in short, starting January 2, 2012, a Will made will always be valid.