Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997

Amendment of Succession Act, 1965.

6.—The Succession Act, 1965 , is hereby amended by the insertion after section 72 of the following section:

Distribution of disclaimed estate.

72A.—Where the estate, or part of the estate, as to which a person dies intestate is disclaimed after the passing of the Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997 (otherwise than under section 73 of this Act), the estate or part, as the case may be, shall be distributed in accordance with this Part—

(a) as if the person disclaiming had died immediately before the death of the intestate, and

(b) if that person is not the spouse or a direct lineal ancestor of the intestate, as if that person had died without leaving issue.”.