If my second Will is destroyed, will it revive my first Will in Mississippi?

No. If a person, referred to legally as a “testator,” makes a second will, that will overrides any older will. It does not matter if the second will is destroyed, that will not revoke the second will or revive any earlier will. However, there is an exception to this rule. If someone can prove that the person who made that will, the testator, meant to revive the first will by destroying the second one, then the first will is revived and in full effect. That’s usually pretty hard to prove, though, because the testator has already passed away when the issue usually arises.  Likewise, if the testator makes a Codicil to the first will after revoking the second the first will and condicil may control.’s first will.”


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