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The Wills and Administration Proceedings (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Effect of marriage

12.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), a will is revoked by the testator’s marriage.

(2) A disposition in a will in exercise of a power of appointment takes effect notwithstanding the testator’s subsequent marriage unless the property so appointed would in default of appointment pass to his personal representatives.

(3) Where it appears from a will that at the time it was made the testator was expecting to be married to a particular person and that he intended that the will should not be revoked by the marriage, the will is not revoked by his marriage to that person.

(4) Where it appears from a will that at the time it was made the testator was expecting to be married to a particular person and that he intended that a gift in the will should not be revoked by his marriage to that person—

(a)that gift takes effect notwithstanding the marriage; and

(b)any other gift in the will takes effect also, unless it appears from the will that the testator intended the gift to be revoked by the marriage.

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