2020 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 5 - Revocation and Republication
§ 53-4-47. Effect of Implied Revocation

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-47 (2020)

An implied revocation extends only so far as an inconsistency exists between testamentary instruments. Any portion of a prior instrument that can stand consistently with the testamentary scheme in a subsequent instrument shall remain unrevoked.

(Code 1981, §53-4-47, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 79 Am. Jur. 2d, Wills, § 489.


- 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.

Wills: cutting down estate created by absolute direction to testamentary trustee to pay over and deliver funds by subsequent provision, making different disposition, 46 A.L.R. 781.

Conflict of laws respecting revocation of will, 9 A.L.R.2d 1412.

Implied revocation of will by later will or codicil, 59 A.L.R.2d 11.

Probate where two or more testamentary documents, bearing the same date or undated, are proffered, 17 A.L.R.3d 603.

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