Gaylord, MI asked in Estate Planning for California

Q: Wife in CA made Will. We married in CA After marriage, I went to prison and she died in unrelated manner. Is Will valid?

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Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi
Answered
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sorry, for the sad story. A valid will doesn't become invalid because of husband's imprisonment. There may be some assets acquired subsequent to your marriage that may have to be probated. Depending on the wife's estate, you may have an interest in the estate. Consult a local probate attorney.

Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott
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  • Woodland, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the will was valid to begin with, it is still valid. The fact that you went to prison doesn't invalidate it. You will want to see a probate attorney to help you figure out what to do next.

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