Do you have to remove a former spouse as a fiduciary? In California, you don’t have to go in and remove a former spouse as a fiduciary. Even if the spouse is listed in you will, if your marriage was annulled or you’ve gotten a divorce, your former spouse has no rights as a fiduciary. Actually, if you want your former spouse to still be listed as a fiduciary, you will need to express that desire in writing. So, once you are divorced or your marriage is annulled, they are no longer considered a “surviving spouse” for the purposes of probate by default.

Some are surprised that a legal separation doesn’t remove the person as a fiduciary though. This is because the rules for no longer being surviving spouse specifically say that a legal separation doesn’t actually remove the status of the couple as husband and wife for legal purposes.

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