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The Wills Act

R.S.M. 1988, c. W150

The Wills Act

Table of Contents

1 Definitions.
PART I
GENERAL
2 Property disposable by will.
3 Writing required.
4 Signatures required.
5 Military forces and mariners.
(2) Certificate as to service.
(3) Other evidence of service.
6 Holograph will.
7 Place of signature: all wills.
(2) Special rules.
(3) Writing underneath signature.
8 Infants.
(2) Certificate as to service.
(3) Revocation by infants.
9 Will exercising power of appointment.
10 Publication.
11 Incompetency of witness.
12 Gift to attesting witness.
(2) Attestation by two other witnesses.
(3) Validation of gifts to witnesses.
13 Gift to persons signing for testator.
(2) Validation of gifts to signor of will.
14 Creditor as witness.
15 Executor as witness.
16 Revocation in general.
17 Revocation by marriage.
18 No revocation by presumption.
(2) Effect of divorce.
(3) Definition of "spouse".
19 Making alterations.
(2) Execution of alterations.
20 Revival.
(2) Partial revival.
21 Subsequent conveyance.
22 Time of revival or re-execution.
(2) Will speaking from death.
23 Substantial compliance.
24 Property disposed of by committee.
25 Lapsed and void devises.
26 Leaseholds in general devise.
27 Exercise of gen'l power of appt.
(2) Bequest of personal property.
28 Devise without words of limitation.
29 Gifts to heirs.
30 Meaning of "die without issue".
(2) Exception.
31 Devise to trustees.
32 Unlimited devise to trustees.
33 Devise of estate tail.
34 When issue predecease testator.
35 All children legitimate.
(2) Relationship by adoption.
36 Primary liability of mortgaged land.
(2) Signifying contrary intention.
(3) Saving.
(4) "Mortgage" defined.
37 Executor as trustee of residue.
(2) Saving.
38 Application of this Part
(2) Application of sec. 34.
(3) Subsecs. 12(3) and 13(2) and sec. 23.
PART II
CONFLICT OF LAWS
39 Definitions.
40 Application of Part.
41 Interests in land under will.
(2) Interest in movables under will.
42 Validity re. movables.
(2) Properly made wills re. movables.
43 Change of domicile.
44 Construction of will.
45 Movables related to land.
46 Formalities.
(2) Curative effect
47 Application of Part.
(2) Saving clause for old wills.
(3) Effect of former Part II.
(4) Effect of Part II of R.S.M., 1954.
PART III
INTERNATIONAL WILLS
48 Definitions.
49 Application of convention.
50 Rules re. international will.
51 Validity under other laws.
52 Authorized persons.
53 Registration system.
54 Agreements re registration system.
55 Joint system.
56 Disclosure of information.
(2) Release of will.
57 Use of registration system.
(2) Effect of failure to register.
58 Regulations.
PART IV
GENERAL
59 Application of Dower Act.
60 Application of 1913 Act.
(2) Application of 1954 Act.
61 Commencement.
SCHEDULE
CONVENTION PROVIDING A UNIFORM LAW ON THE FORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILLS
SCHEDULE
UNIFORM LAW ON THE FORM OF AN INTERNATIONAL WILL