If you have made your Will, but you subsequently marry (or re-marry), your Will is
automatically revoked (cancelled) by the marriage and you will be back to not having
a valid Will in place.
The only exception to this is if your Will is expressly stated to be ‘in contemplation of
marriage’. So, for example, if you are going deep into the jungle on honeymoon and
think it would be a good idea to have your new Wills in place before you get married, the
Will should be drafted with wording such as “this Will is written in contemplation of
my forthcoming marriage to my fiancée Cruella de Ville and shall not be revoked by
such marriage taking place”.
However, there should be a specific date and person in mind. There would be no
point stating that the Will is not to be revoked if you marry within the next year or so,
simply because you are going speed-dating shortly and you’ve got a really good feeling