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SUCCESSION ACT 1981 - SECT 19

Court may authorise minor to make, alter or revoke a will

19 Court may authorise minor to make, alter or revoke a will

(1) The court may make an order authorising a minor to—
(a) make or alter a will in the terms stated by the court; or
(b) revoke a will or part of a will.
(2) A minor, or a person on behalf of a minor, may apply for an order under subsection (1) .
(3) The court may make the order only if the court—
(a) is satisfied that the minor understands the nature and effect of the proposed will, alteration or revocation and the extent of any property disposed of under the proposed will or alteration; and
(b) is satisfied that the proposed will, alteration or revocation accurately reflects the intentions of the minor; and
(c) is satisfied that it is reasonable in all the circumstances that the order be made; and
(d) has approved the proposed will, alteration or revocation.
(4) The court may make the order on the conditions it considers appropriate.
(5) To remove any doubt, it is declared that an order under this section does not make, alter or revoke a will or dispose of any property.



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