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VIC Does Making New Will Void the Previous One?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by CiuinAnam, 24 August 2016.

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  1. CiuinAnam

    CiuinAnam Member

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    Hello,

    I had a previous will made during my marriage. I have called the law office where the original is being kept and all they could tell me is how much it costs to make it void, $275. I have been given the impression that by doing a new will on my own will void the old one, which would potentially kill two birds with one stone. Is this true?

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  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    It will as long as the second one is done correctly.
     
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    winston wolf Well-Known Member

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    Remember that if there is a dispute over you current/final will, the previous will can be used as evidence of your intent.
    I would suggest destruction of the will and disassociate yourself with any link to the firm that created the previous will.
     
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