In Ontario, a second marriage invalidates your previous will. Did you know that?
Not many residents do.
After parents pass, children have discovered to their shock that their claim on the family estate is no longer valid. Even charities and other designated beneficiaries in the original will be ignored.
Other provinces have done away with this law that was designed to protect newly wedded spouses from being left out of a pre-existing will.
Divorce rates are at an all-time high and people are living longer than ever. Second and even third marriages are becoming more popular, as is the idea of an older, well-off man forming a relationship with a younger woman.
Do you think wills from a first marriage should be honoured?