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Revocation of a will definition

What does Revocation of a will mean?

A will is revocable at any time during the testator's lifetime and can be revoked by: 1. marriage or civil partnership; 2. divorce; 3. another will or codicil; 4. writing, duly declaring an intention to revoke; 5. the testator or someone in his presence and by his direction burning, tearing or otherwise destroying the will with the intention of so doing; 6. the revival of a previous will; 7. a duly executed obliteration, interlineation or other alteration; or 8. by such an unexecuted obliteration as renders what is obliterated no longer apparent.

Even if a testator makes a will irrevocable, he can revoke it by following one of the prescribed methods for revocation of a will: see the Wills Act 1837.


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