These Rules implement provisions of the Probate and Administration of Estates Act, 2010 in respect of, among other things; (a) the procedure for: (1) making an application to obtain a grant of: (i) probate of a will; (ii) letters of administration with will annexed; and (iii) letters of administration, of an estate, of a deceased person, where there is no dispute as to the right of the applicant to obtain such a grant; (2) making an application to reseal a foreign gram; (3) lodging a caveat against a grant of probate or administration and warning the caveator; and (4) issuing a citation; (b) the procedure for obtaining: (1) a grant of- (i) probate of a will; (ii) letters of administration, of the estate of a deceased person; (2) a revocation of a grant referred to under paragraph (a); (3) a decree pronouncing for or against the validity of an alleged will, not being an action which is non-contentious or common form probate business. The Regulations also prescribe various form for purposes of the Act.
Implements: Probate and Administration of Estates Act, 2010. (2010)
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