10/12/18 Revocation of a will

 

A will is ambulatory, which means that a competent testator may change or revoke it at any time before death. Revocation of a will takes place when a person who has made a will takes some action to indicate that he or she no longer wants its provisions to be binding. For revocation to be effective the intent of the testator, whether express or implied, must be clear, and an act of revocation consistent with this intent must occur. Sometimes revocation takes place by operation of law, as in the case of marriage, divorce, birth of a child, or the sale of property devised in the will, which automatically changes the legal duties of the testator.