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Where a testator makes a Will at a time when the testator is a registered civil partner, would the Will be revoked if the civil partnership were to be converted into a marriage?

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Published on LexisPSL on 29/08/2019

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  • Where a testator makes a Will at a time when the testator is a registered civil partner, would the Will be revoked if the civil partnership were to be converted into a marriage?

Where a testator makes a Will at a time when the testator is a registered civil partner, would the Will be revoked if the civil partnership were to be converted into a marriage?

Section 18(1) of the Wills Act 1837 (WA 1837) provides that, subject to the exceptions in WA 1837, s 18(2)–(5), a Will shall be revoked by the marriage of the testator.

WA 1837, s 18(5) contains the proviso that WA 1837, s 18 does not apply to a marriage which results from the conversion of a civil

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