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§ 4-105. Procedures to revoke will

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 4. Wills (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Execution, Revocation, and Revival (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-105
§ 4-105. Procedures to revoke will
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a will, or any part of it, may not be revoked in any manner.
(b) A will may be revoked under the following circumstances:
(1) By provision in a subsequent, validly executed will that:
(i) Revokes any prior will or part of it either expressly or by necessary implication; or
(ii) Expressly republishes an earlier will that had been revoked by an intermediate will but is still in existence;
(2) By burning, cancelling, tearing, or obliterating the will, by the testator, or by some other person in the testator's presence and by the testator's express direction and consent;
(3) By subsequent marriage of the testator followed by the birth, adoption, or legitimation of a child by the testator provided the child or the child's descendant survives the testator; and all wills executed before the marriage shall be revoked; or
(4) By an absolute divorce of a testator and the testator's spouse or the annulment of the marriage, either of which occurs subsequent to the execution of the testator's will; and all provisions in the will relating to the spouse, and only those provisions, shall be revoked unless otherwise provided in the will or decree.

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Added by Acts 1974, c. 11, § 2, eff. July 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1986, c. 396, § 1; Acts 2019, c. 197, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 93, § 4-105.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 4-105, MD EST & TRST § 4-105
Current through all legislation from the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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