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ARTICLE 14
Probate Proceedings; Construction of Wills; Right of Election
Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCP) CHAPTER 59-A
ARTICLE 14

PROBATE PROCEEDINGS; CONSTRUCTION OF WILLS; RIGHT OF

ELECTION
Section
1401. Proceeding to compel production of will.
1402. Who may propound will; contents of petition; direction of court.
1403. Persons to be served; content of process.
1404. Witnesses to be examined; proof required.
1405. When court may dispense with testimony of witness.
1406. Proof of will by affidavit of attesting witness out of court.
1407. Proof of lost or destroyed will.
1408. Probate not allowed unless court satisfied.
1409. Notice of probate.
1410. Who may file objections to probate of an alleged will.
1411. Citation upon filing of objections.
1412. Preliminary letters testamentary.
1413. Revocation of letters upon proof of will.
1414. When letters testamentary may be issued.
1415. Supplementary letters; executors not named in letters not to act.
1416. Executor failing to qualify or renounce; how excluded.
1417. Renunciation by nominated executor; retraction thereof.
1418. Letters of administration with will annexed; when and to whom

granted.
1419. Process; renunciation or exclusion of persons having prior or

equal right.
1420. Proceeding for construction of will; effect of decree.
1421. Election of surviving spouse.
1422. Record of wills; evidence.
1423. Record of wills in former court of probate; evidence.
1424. Foreign wills; evidence after lapse of time.