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§ 2507. Modification by circumstances

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and FiduciariesEffective: December 27, 2010

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25. Wills (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 27, 2010
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2507
§ 2507. Modification by circumstances
Wills shall be modified upon the occurrence of any of the following circumstances, among others:
(1) Repealed by 1976, July 9, P.L. 551, No. 135, § 8, imd. effective.
(2) Divorce or pending divorce.--Any provision in a testator's will in favor of or relating to the testator's spouse shall become ineffective for all purposes unless it appears from the will that the provision was intended to survive a divorce, if the testator:
(i) is divorced from such spouse after making the will; or
(ii) dies domiciled in this Commonwealth during the course of divorce proceedings, no decree of divorce has been entered pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S. § 3323 (relating to decree of court) and grounds have been established as provided in 23 Pa.C.S. § 3323(g).
(3) Marriage.--If the testator marries after making a will, the surviving spouse shall receive the share of the estate to which he would have been entitled had the testator died intestate, unless the will shall give him a greater share or unless it appears from the will that the will was made in contemplation of marriage to the surviving spouse.
(4) Birth or adoption.--If the testator fails to provide in his will for his child born or adopted after making his will, unless it appears from the will that the failure was intentional, such child shall receive out of the testator's property not passing to a surviving spouse, such share as he would have received if the testator had died unmarried and intestate owning only that portion of his estate not passing to a surviving spouse.
(5) Slaying.--Any person who participates either as a principal or as an accessory before the fact in the willful and unlawful killing of any person shall not in any way acquire property or receive any benefits as the result of the willful and unlawful killing but such property or benefits shall be distributed as provided by Chapter 881 (relating to slayers).

Credits

1972, June 30, P.L. 508, No. 164, § 2, eff. July 1, 1972. Amended 1992, Dec. 16, P.L. 1163, No. 152, § 3, imd. effective; 2010, Oct. 27, P.L. 837, No. 85, § 2, effective in 60 days [Dec. 27, 2010].

Footnotes

20 Pa.C.S.A. § 8801 et seq.
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2507, PA ST 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2507
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 121. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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