Probate Practice and Procedure

Custody and Probate of Wills

SECTION 33-7-21

§ 33-7-21. Effect of recording of foreign will – Granting of letters.

Whenever a copy of any will which has been finally proved and allowed in any probate court in any territory, district, or state of the United States, or in any foreign country, shall be finally ordered to be filed and recorded in a probate court in this state pursuant to §§ 33-7-18 to 33-7-20, the filing and recording of the will shall be of the same force and effect as if the will had been originally proved and allowed in this state, subject to the provisos in § 33-7-20; and the probate court in which the copy of the foreign will is ordered to be filed and recorded may grant letters testamentary to the named executor, or letters of administration with the will annexed to a person as the court may deem fit, taking bond from the executor or person as in case of a will proved and allowed in the probate court.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 793; G.L. 1909, ch. 310, § 13; G.L. 1923, ch. 361, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 572, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 33-7-21.)