Ontario should join the growing group of Canadian common-law jurisdictions that have done away with a law that automatically revokes the wills of people who marry, says Toronto wills and estates lawyer Lisa Laredo.

Alberta did away with the law in 2012, except in cases where the will expressly intends revocation on marriage, and British Columbia followed suit in 2014 as part of a major revision of its succession legislation. Now, Laredo says Ontario’s provincial government should do the same by amending its Succession Law Reform Act.

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