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WILLS ACT 1970


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   4.      Terms used
            
   5.      Application of Act

   PART II -- Dispositions and appointments by will  

   6.      Provision that may be made by will
            
   7.      Age of capacity to make will

   PART III -- Execution of wills  

   8.      Execution generally
            
   9.      Execution of will exercising power of appointment
            
   10.     Alterations after execution
            
   11.     Situation in which person cannot be witness

   PART V -- Revocation of wills  

   14.     Subsequent marriage
            
   14A.    Ending of marriage
            
   15.     When will revoked
            
   16.     How revoked will revived

   PART VI -- Privileged wills  

   17.     Saving for wills and revocations made under former provisions

   PART VII -- Rules as to formal validity of wills  

   20.     General rules as to formal validity
            
   21.     Ascertainment of system of internal law

   PART VIII -- The construction of wills  

   24.     Change of domicile
            
   25.     Disposition of interest in property after making of will
            
   26.     General rules of construction
            
   27.     Statutory substitutional gift
            
   28.     Charges on property to be paid primarily out of property charged
            
   28A.    Use of extrinsic evidence to clarify will

   PART IX -- Illegitimacy  

   29.     Application of Part IX
            
   30.     Abolition of rule regarding illegitimates not in being
            
   31.     Determination of relationships

   PART XA -- International wills  

   32A.    Terms used
            
   32B.    Application of Convention
            
   32C.    Persons authorised to act in connection with international wills
            
   32D.    Witnesses to international wills
            
   32E.    Application of Act to international wills

   PART X -- Informal wills  

   32.     Court may dispense with formal requirements
            
   33.     Application of section 32
            
   38.     Modification of certain references to execution of will

   PART XI -- Wills of persons who lack testamentary capacity

           Division 1 -- Jurisdiction of Supreme Court to authorise the making, alteration and revocation of wills  

   39.     Terms used
            
   40.     Jurisdiction of Court to make, alter or revoke will
            
   41.     Content of application under section 40
            
   42.     Certain criteria to be applied by Court
            
   43.     Further powers of Court
            
   44.     Deposit of wills made under this Part with Principal Registrar
            
   45.     Court may allow access to will
            
   46.     Alteration or revocation of will authorised under this PART
            
   47.     Protection of privacy of persons to whom applications relate

           Division 2 -- Wills of persons who lack testamentary capacity made under the law of another place  

   48.     Recognition of wills

   PART XII -- Rectification of wills by Supreme Court  

   49.     Term used: Court
            
   50.     Court may rectify will
           SCHEDULE 1 -- Annex to Convention providing a Uniform Law on the Form of an International Will 1973
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