2019 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 5 - Revocation and Republication
§ 53-4-46. Presumption of intent

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-46 (2019)
  • (a) A presumption of intent to revoke arises if the original of a testator's will cannot be found to probate.

  • (b) A copy of a will may be offered for probate in accordance with Chapter 5 of this title in lieu of the original will if the original cannot be found to probate, provided that the copy is proved by a preponderance of the evidence to be a true copy of the original will and that the presumption of intent to revoke set forth in subsection (a) of this Code section is rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence.


Code 1981, § 53-4-46, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10; Ga. L. 1998, p. 1586, § 16.

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