Marriage Act 2015

Amendment of section 85 of Succession Act 1965

17. Section 85 of the Succession Act 1965 is amended by the insertion of the following subsection after subsection (1):

“(1A) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the parties to a subsisting civil partnership with each other marry each other, a will made in contemplation of entry into the civil partnership or during the civil partnership by a testator who is a party to the marriage shall not be revoked by that marriage and a reference in the will to the testator’s civil partner shall be construed as a reference to the testator’s spouse.”.