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What Effect Does Getting a Divorce Have On My Will?
Under Maryland law, if you have a will in existence at the time you get an absolute divorce, the provisions in the will relating to your ex-spouse are considered to be automatically revoked. The only two exceptions to this are if your will or if your divorce decree explicitly state otherwise.
This article is general in nature and you should check with a lawyer in your community for specific legal advice once the facts of your specific situation are taken into account.
Maryland law requires equitable distribution of property in a divorce. The court determines a fair award of property and debt. Unless the couple can reach a settlement, the court divides the marital property, pension, retirement, profit sharing or deferred-compensation plans. The court considers contributions of each party, the well being of the family, the property value, the economic circumstances of each spouse as well as current situations such as age, mental state, the duration of the marriage, and the interest each party has in the property.
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