2006 New York Code - Revocatory effect of divorce, annulment or declaration of nullity, or dissolution of marriage on disposition, appointment or other provision in will to former spouse
§ 5-1.4 Revocatory effect of divorce, annulment or declaration of nullity, or dissolution of marriage on disposition, appointment or other provision in will to former spouse (a) If, after executing a will, the testator is divorced, his marriage is annulled or its nullity declared or such marriage is dissolved on the ground of absence, the divorce, annulment, declaration of nullity or dissolution revokes any disposition or appointment of property made by the will to the former spouse and any provision therein naming the former spouse as executor or trustee, unless the will expressly provides otherwise, and the provisions, dispositions and appointments made in such will shall take effect as if such former spouse had died immediately before such testator. If a provision, disposition or appointment is revoked solely by this section, it shall be revived by testator's remarriage to the former spouse. (b) The provisions of this section apply to the will of a testator who dies on or after its effective date, notwithstanding that the will was executed and the divorce, annulment, declaration of nullity or dissolution was procured prior thereto. (c) Except as provided expressly in the instrument, a registration in beneficiary form of any security by an owner on behalf of his or her spouse pursuant to part 4 of article 13 of this chapter is revoked at the dissolution of the marriage, its annulment or upon any declaration of its nullity. After revocation, the security belongs to the estate of the owner upon his or her death unless there is a contingent beneficiary or the owner establishes another subsequent and valid disposition of the security at death. If a registration is revoked solely by this section, it shall be revived by the owner's remarriage to the former spouse.
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