Getting married and Wills

Once you get married, any existing Will becomes invalid (unless it was made in 'contemplation of marriage').

This means:

  • if you had beneficiaries who are not your spouse listed in your Will, they will not receive these gifts
  • if you have appointed an executor who is someone other than your spouse to administer your estate, that appointment will not take effect.

When you marry or plan to marry, it is important to remake your Will, so your wishes are clear.  It is also important to plan your future by making an enduring power of attorney.

We can make your Will at no cost and your enduring power of attorney for a competitive fee. We offer a discount for couples and if you appoint the Public Trustee as your sole attorney for financial matters, we will waive the fee. 

The Public Trustee has been serving Queensland since 1916—you can trust us to be here when you need us.

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Last published: 19/06/2019 1:18:12 AM