Nichols, Pers. Rep. Est. of Suiters v. Baer et al., Pers. Reps. Estate of Suiters (Md.)(Rep.)

Estates and trusts: Revocation by divorce: ‘Unless otherwise provided for’

CoA No. 33, Sept. Term 2011. Reported. Opinion by Bell, C.J. Filed Oct. 22, 2013.

ET § 4-105(4), triggered by a subsequent divorce, provides for the immediate revocation of all provisions in a pre-existing will relating to the divorced spouse, unless there is a specific statement of contrary intent by the testator in the will or the divorce decree. An inference as to the testator’s intent, drawn from the will or decree, is not sufficient.

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