2020 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 5 - Revocation and Republication
§ 53-4-43. Subsequent Will or Other Written Instrument

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-43 (2020)

An express revocation may be effected by a subsequent will or other written instrument that is executed, subscribed, and attested with the same formality as required for a will.

(Code 1981, §53-4-43, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 79 Am. Jur. 2d, Wills, §§ 484, 603.


- 95 C.J.S., Wills, §§ 398 et seq.


- Necessity that later will refer to earlier will in order to effect a revocation under statutes providing that a will may be revoked by a subsequent will declaring the revocation, 28 A.L.R. 691.

Revocation of later will as reviving earlier will, 28 A.L.R. 911; 162 A.L.R. 1072.

Competency of attesting witness who is not benefited by will except as it revokes an earlier will, 64 A.L.R. 1306.

Necessity that physical destruction or mutilation of will be done in testator's presence in order to effect revocation, 100 A.L.R. 1520.

Possibility of avoiding or limiting effect of clause in later will purporting to revoke all former wills, 125 A.L.R. 936.

Admissibility of declarations by testator on issue of revocation of will, 172 A.L.R. 354.

Destruction or cancellation of one copy of will executed in duplicate, as revocation of other copy, 17 A.L.R.2d 805.

Effect of testator's attempted physical alteration of will after execution, 24 A.L.R.2d 514.

Wills: revocation as affected by invalidity of some or all of the dispositive provisions of later will, 28 A.L.R.2d 526.

Revocation of will as affecting codicil and vice versa, 7 A.L.R.3d 1143.

Revocation of will by nontestamentary writing, 22 A.L.R.3d 1346.

Admissibility of testator's declarations on issue of revocation of will, in his possession at time of his death, by mutilation, alteration, or cancellation, 28 A.L.R.3d 994.

Revocation of witnessed will by holographic will or codicil, where statute requires revocation by instrument of equal formality as will, 49 A.L.R.3d 1223.

Claim for punitive damages in tort action as surviving death of tortfeasor or person wronged, 30 A.L.R.4th 707.

Sufficiency of evidence that will was not accessible to testator for destruction, in proceeding to establish lost will, 86 A.L.R.3d 980.

Revocation of prior will by revocation clause in lost will or other lost instrument, 31 A.L.R.4th 306.

Ademption or revocation of specific devise or bequest by guardian, committee, conservator, or trustee of mentally or physically incompetent testator, 84 A.L.R.4th 462.

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