2019 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 5 - Revocation and Republication
§ 53-4-42. Express or implied revocation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-42 (2019)
  • (a) A revocation may be express or implied.

  • (b) An express revocation occurs when the testator by writing or action expressly annuls a will. An express revocation takes effect instantly.

  • (c) An implied revocation results from the execution of a subsequent inconsistent will that does not by its terms expressly revoke the previous will. An implied revocation takes effect only when the subsequent inconsistent will becomes effective. If the subsequent inconsistent will fails to become effective from any cause, the implied revocation is not completed.


Code 1981, § 53-4-42, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

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