Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Amendment Act 1961

Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Amendment Act 1961

Public Act1961 No 19
Date of assent18 October 1961

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.


An Act to amend the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Amendment Act 1961, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) This Act shall come into force on the 1st day of January 1962.

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6 Transitional provision
  • This Act shall apply to all promises and claims to which the principal Act applies, whether the promises or claims were made, or the deceased died, or proceedings under the principal Act were commenced, before or after the commencement of this Act:

    Provided that nothing in this Act shall affect any order, or any distribution of any part of the estate of any deceased person, made before the commencement of this Act or any promise or claim to which any such order relates:

    Provided also that subsection (2) of section 5 of the principal Act, as added by section 5 of this Act, shall not apply to any proceedings commenced before the commencement of this Act.