Harlow v Becker
This article needs more links to other articles to help integrate it into the encyclopedia. (October 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
In Harlow v Becker, an important case in the South African law of succession, Harlow's mother executed a will leaving her estate to Harlow (her daughter), her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Two days before Harlow’s mother died, she revoked this will and bequeathed her entire estate to her doctor. Harlow alleged that her mother did not have capacity to execute this second will. On the evidence, medical and otherwise, the court held that she was so enfeebled that she could not form rational thoughts. Accordingly, the second will was held to be invalid and the first was to be the last will and testament of the deceased.
- Harlow v Becker 1998 (4) SA 639 (D).
|This article relating to case law in South Africa is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|