Section 43-8-173

Withdrawal of will before probate.

When any will is filed with the probate judge or in the probate court for the purpose of probating the same, and it becomes necessary to withdraw said will before it is probated, the probate judge shall have the same recorded in the book in which are recorded probated wills, but shall mark or have written on the page or pages of the record where recorded the following: "Recorded Before Being Probated." The probate judge shall not allow any will filed with him or his office for the purpose of probating to be removed from such office by anyone until it is so recorded, and in the event such will is lost, destroyed or mutilated, the record of such will and certified transcripts therefrom shall be given the same force and effect as could be given the original.

(Code 1923, §10619; Code 1940, T. 61, §45; Code 1975, §43-1-50.)