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WILLS ACT 1970 - SECT 40

40 .         Jurisdiction of Court to make, alter or revoke will

        (1)         The Court may, on application made by any person, make an order authorising —

            (a)         the making or alteration of a will in specific terms approved by the Court; or

            (b)         the revocation of the whole or any part of a will,

                on behalf of a person who lacks testamentary capacity (the person concerned ).

        (2)         The Court is not to make an order under subsection (1) unless, at the time when the order is made, the person concerned —

            (a)         is living; and

            (b)         has reached the age of 18 years.

        (3)         An order under subsection (1) may authorise —

            (a)         the making or alteration of a will that deals with the whole, or with only part, of the property of the person concerned; or

            (b)         the alteration of only part of the person’s will.

        (4)         A will or instrument authorised under subsection (1) must be signed by the Principal Registrar and sealed with the seal of the Court.

        [Section 40 inserted: No. 27 of 2007 s. 24.]

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