2022 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 4 - Wills
Article 2 - Testamentary Capacity
§ 53-4-12. Freedom of Volition

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-4-12 (2022)

A will must be freely and voluntarily executed. A will is not valid if anything destroys the testator’s freedom of volition, such as fraudulent practices upon the testator’s fears, affections, or sympathies; misrepresentation; duress; or undue influence whereby the will of another is substituted for the wishes of the testator.

History. Code 1981, § 53-4-12 , enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

Law reviews.

For comment on Ehlers v. Rheinberger, 204 Ga. 226 , 49 S.E.2d 535 (1948), see 11 Ga. B.J. 348 (1949).

For survey article on wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration for the period from June 1, 2002 to May 31, 2003, see 55 Mercer L. Rev. 459 (2003).

For annual survey of law of wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration, see 56 Mercer L. Rev. 457 (2004).

For survey article on wills, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary administration, see 59 Mercer L. Rev. 447 (2007).

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