Marital Status When You're Widowed

In the eyes of the law, you are no longer married.

If you're making a WillMaker will, your spouse has died, and you haven't remarried, choose "I am not married" as your marital status.

If you still think of yourself as married, choosing "I am not married" may be unsettling.  However, in the eyes of the law, your marriage ended when your spouse died.

You won't be able to mention your deceased spouse in your WillMaker will, but if you wish, you can leave a tribute to him or her in a separate letter or note to your loved ones.  WillMaker's Letter to Survivors can help you do this.  You'll find the Letter to Survivors on the All Documents screen.

 

 

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