Probate Practice and Procedure

Custody and Probate of Wills

SECTION 33-7-22

§ 33-7-22. Proof of foreign will not required to be probated in domicile.

A person interested in a will which is operative without probate by the laws of the state or country where the testator had his or her domicile at the time of his or her death may produce to the probate court of any town in this state in which there is any property, real or personal, on which the will may operate, a copy of the will and of the official record, duly authenticated according to act of congress, and the court shall assign a time and place for a hearing and cause notice to be given as in the case of a will offered for probate. If at such hearing the court finds, from the copies before it and any additional proof as to the authenticity and execution of the will, that the instrument ought to be allowed in this state as the last will of the deceased, it shall order the copy to be filed and recorded, and the will shall then have the same effect as if it had been originally proved and allowed in this state.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 794; G.L. 1909, ch. 310, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 361, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 572, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 33-7-22.)