Probate (Amendment) Act 2010

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Act No. 8 of 2010




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PROBATE (AMENDMENT) ACT 2010
Act No. 8 of 2010

AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROBATE ACT

I assent,
PRINCESS SALOTE PILOLEVU TUITA,

18th May 2010.


BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the Legislature of
the Kingdom as follows:
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1 (1) This Act may be cited as the Probate (Amendment) Act 2010.

(2) The Probate Act (Cap. 16) is referred to in th s Act, as the Principal Act.

2 Section 38 of the Principal is amended by:

(a) re-numbering the provision as sub-section (1); and

(b) inserting the following as subsection (2):


“(2) (a) Any money received by the Court pursuant to the Retirement
Fund Act 1998, or Regulations made thereunder, shall not be
paid over to any beneficiary until the estate of the deceased
person to which such money is related, has been adjudicated
upon by the Court.







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(b) The Registrar of the Court shall have power to deposit in an

interest bearing account, any money received under paragraph
(a).”.



Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 6th day of April 2010.