Pearisburg, VA asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for Nevada

Q: I have 2 questions. Is a will still good after divorce? do I need to file divorce papers if it states im lefthousedeath?

Is a will still good after divorce? My mom remarried but ex step dad did not, thet were still friends having other kids together. The will leaves her pretty much everything is it still valid even though they divorced? My second ? In their divorce papers its stated that she is to be left the house upon his death if the will is no longer valid how does she file a claim on the house? As his other kids are trying to have the house looked at already.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Nevada

A: Nevada law does nullify an ex spouse as a beneficiary in a will dated before the time of divorce. All other beneficiaries in the will do however remain valid. If, as you say, the house was explicitly mentioned in the divorce decree as being left to your mother, then this may stand regardless of the will. I’d suggest having a family law attorney review the divorce decree to confirm the agreed upon division of assets.

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