Revocation of a Will

Some jurisdictions hold that revocation of a will automatically revives the most recent will; others hold that revocation leaves the testator with no will, so that his heirs will inherit by in testate succession. Some also allow partial revocation if the testator crosses out a specific clause. Others require that either the entire document be revoked, or none of it may be.

Some jurisdictions hold that the execution of a new will revokes all previous wills, irrespective of whether it does so expressly. Others hold that a new will only over-rides the clearly inconsistent provisions of an earlier will.


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