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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