Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates in East Malaysia

Wills, Probate and Administration of Estates in East Malaysia

Book Details
  • Publication Date : Feb - 2024
  • Author : Clarice Chan
  • ISBN : 9789672702207
  • Format : Softcover
  • Country : 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. 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