A new precedent with example content has been added to all By Lawyers Estates guides. The example content is for an affidavit regarding the condition and finding of a will.
Such an affidavit may be required to satisfy the court as to any issues surrounding the condition an original will is in, or the circumstances by which it was found. This affidavit may be lodged either with an application or in response to a requisition when applying for a grant of probate, or a grant of letters with the will annexed.
This new precedent provides extensive example wording addressing the issues of the will’s condition and finding. The content encompasses evidence to be given by an employee of the firm, the executor, a subscribing witness, or another person who has knowledge of how, for example, marks upon the will are not an indication of revocation.
As with all By Lawyers ‘example content’ precedents, the relevant form can be found immediately above the new precedent on the matter plan. The example content can be modified as required and pasted into the appropriate place in the form.