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WILLS ACT 1970 - SECT 44

44 .         Deposit of wills made under this Part with Principal Registrar

        (1)         After a will or instrument has been signed by the Principal Registrar under section 40(4) —

            (a)         it must be deposited in the office of the Principal Registrar; and

            (b)         the fee prescribed under section 171(1)(c) of the Supreme Court Act 1935 must be paid by the person who made the relevant application under section 40.

        (2)         A will or instrument deposited in the office of the Principal Registrar under subsection (1) must be in a sealed envelope that has written on it —

            (a)         the name and address of the person concerned, as they appear in the will or instrument; and

            (b)         the name and address of any executor as they appear in the will or instrument; and

            (c)         the date of the will or instrument.

        (3)         If the Court has made an order authorising the revocation of a will deposited under subsection (1), the Principal Registrar must release the will to the person who made the relevant application under section 40.

        (4)         If the person concerned has acquired or regained testamentary capacity to the satisfaction of the Court, the Principal Registrar must release to that person a will deposited under subsection (1).

        [Section 44 inserted: No. 27 of 2007 s. 24.]



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