What is a will and how may a testator revoke a written will?

Under the provisions of the Law of Succession Act, a will is the legal declaration a person of his intentions or wishes regarding the disposition of his property after death duly made and executed in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
• A will includes a codicil.
• A will may be oral or written.

A will may be revoked the testator in three ways:
• Another will or codicil: manifesting an intention to revoke the earlier will.
• Burning, tearing or otherwise destroying: the will for purposes of revocation.
• Marriage of the testator:



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