In England, Wales or Northern Ireland: once you’re divorced or your civil partnership has been dissolved, any money or property you’ve left to your ex-husband, wife or civil partner won’t go to them.
But the rest of your will is still valid. So if, for example, you’ve left money to your ex-partner’s family, they would still receive that inheritance if you died without making a new will.
Be aware that until your divorce or dissolution is finalised, your existing will is still valid.
This is important to know if your wife, husband or civil partner is named as an executor and/or a main beneficiary.
Consider making an interim will while your divorce or dissolution is ongoing.
If you marry again or form a civil partnership, any will you have would normally be automatically cancelled.
If you die without making a new will, your money and possessions will pass in accordance with intestacy rules. This might not reflect your wishes.