An Act relating to the administration of estates of deceased persons and the depository of wills. There shall be established under the control and direction of the Chief Justice, a depository for the safe custody and preservation of original wills. The Act defines rule relative to, among other things: representation and related matters; executors and administrators; devolution of real estate; jurisdiction and powers of court.
Implemented by: Probate and Administration of Estates Rules, 2011 (S.I. No. 50 of 2011). (2011)
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