Leesburg, GA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana

Q: Do divorce papers affect a will? Explanation- Myself and my (then) husband made a will in 2001 stating upon his death I

Inherit all. We have 2 children ages now 17&24. My main question is that in the divorce papers I signed over all properties, cars, home etc...in other words I left with the clothes on my back literally. BECAUSE OF THAT FORCED DECISION DOES THAT IN FACT VOID THE WILL? My xhusband just passed away a week ago and this has got everybody questioning. Thank you for your help it is greatly appreciated

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: If your ex husband got the immovable property and vehicles, then those items are now in his estate. If he left you everything in his will, then you get it all, minus any forced share to your children. Your divorce is irrelevant to the enforceability of the will. If he never got around to changing his will upon your divorce...that's his bad and your good fortune.

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