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59-621. Duty of custodian; liability. After the death of a testator the person having custody of the testator's will shall deliver it to the court which has jurisdiction thereof. Every person who willfully neglects or refuses to deliver a will after being duly ordered to do so shall be guilty of contempt of court. Such person shall be further liable to any party aggrieved for the damages which may be sustained by such neglect or refusal.

History: L. 1939, ch. 180, § 57; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

Terr. L. 1859, ch. 131, § 16; Gen. L. 1862, ch. 215, § 16; 22-208, 22-209, 22-211.

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