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13. Testate and intestate succession 

13. Testate and intestate succession
13. Testate and intestate succession

Robert Pearce

and Warren Barr

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date: 22 February 2020

This chapter considers testate and intestate succession, which allow for the distribution of property after death. Discussions cover probate, intestacy, the creation, interpretation and revocation of wills, the doctrine of ‘mutual wills’ to create binding mutual wishes on death and the use of secret trusts.

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