(1) In this section
Family Court of Australia means the Family Court
of Australia created by the Family Law Act;
Family Law Act means the Family Law Act 1975 of
(2) A will is revoked
by the ending of the testator’s marriage except where —
contrary intention appears in the will; or
there is other evidence establishing such an intention.
(3) For the purposes
of subsection (2), a marriage ends —
a divorce order terminating the marriage takes effect under the
Family Law Act; or
the granting of a decree of nullity in respect of the marriage by the Family
Court of Australia or the Family Court of Western Australia; or
the dissolution or annulment of the marriage in accordance with the law of a
place outside Australia, but only if that dissolution or annulment is
recognised in Australia under the Family Law Act.
(4) Subsection (2)
applies where a marriage ends on or after the day on which section 13 of the
Wills Amendment Act 2007 comes into operation 1 , whether the will was
executed or made before, on or after that day; and
not apply where a marriage ends before that day.
[Section 14A inserted: No. 27 of 2007 s. 13.]