What document would take priority after a person dies, a standing will or a new marriage license?

A couple recently wed and the wife died five days later, without having an updated will. Does the husband have any rights to his wife's estate?
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Well, this would depend on the state in which the wife died and the state in which they lived.  In some cases the husband would have some inheritance rights.  You do need to contact an attorney about this issue.