Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates in East Malaysia
This book provides an overview, analysis and comparison of the applicable laws on wills and administration of estates between West Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.
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This book provides an overview, analysis and comparison of the applicable laws on wills and administration of estates between West Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak. It takes into account the latest legal advances and case law, and covers the various statutory provisions and practice and procedures required in each jurisdiction including the following, to name a few:
- Wills Act 1959
- Wills Ordinance (Sabah Cap 158)
- Muslim Wills 2018 (Sabah No 8 of 2018)
- Probate and Administration Act 1959
- Probate and Administration Ordinance (Sabah Cap 109)
- Administration of Estates Ordinance (Sarawak Cap 80)
- Distribution Act 1958
- Intestate Succession Ordinance 1960 (Sabah)
- Small Estates (Distribution) Act 1955
- Administration of Native and Small Estates (Sabah Cap 1)
- Native Customs (Declaration) Ordinance 1996 (Sarawak)
- Relevant subsidiary legislation and various codified Adats in Sarawak.
This book is a must-have for practitioners, law students and any person dealing with estates spanning across the Federation of Malaysia.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Wills
Chapter 3 Probate
Chapter 4 Letters of Administration
Chapter 5 Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
Chapter 6 Contentious Proceedings
Chapter 7 Death, Inheritance and Property according to Native Customary Laws