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Clare, Solicitor
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I own property with my ex civil partner. He has now remarried.

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I own property with my ex civil partner. He has now remarried. In the event of his death will half the property go to his new partner even though on his will he leaves it to me. We have both decided to leave our halves of the property to each other in the event of our deaths and this is detailed in our wills. As he has a new next of kin would that overrule his will?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Are you named in the will or does it say next of kin?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am named in the will and on the mortgage.
Expert:  Clare replied 2 years ago.
Do you know if you hold the property as Beneficial Joint tenants or as Tenants in Common?
Was the Will made prior to the marriage - if so was it made "in contemplation of that marriage"