Case Update on 20 September 2022

Sep 20, 2022

𝐋𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐢𝐮 𝐘𝐢𝐧 𝐯. 𝐓𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐮𝐤 𝐘𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐱 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 [𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐] 𝐇𝐊𝐂𝐅𝐈 𝟐𝟔𝟐𝟒; 𝐇𝐂𝐌𝐏 𝟏𝟖𝟗𝟏/𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏


According to the last will of the Deceased, the Deceased bequeathed a property to the Plaintiff on the condition that there was no change of marital status between Plaintiff and her husband. However, the the Executrix of the estate refused to transfer the property to the Plaintiff, as she thought the meaning of “change of marital status” was ambiguous in that it may include death and separation apart from divorce. 


Upon perusing the clauses of the will, the Court took the view that “change of marital status” only meant divorce and granted a declaration to this effect clearing up any ambiguity that the Executrix may have in this regard.


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