Aceh Shari'a Court Decision No. 29 of 2008

M passed away in 1992. The appellants and respondents were beneficiaries under M's will, pursuant to which they were bequeathed different percentages of eight separate parcels of land.

The Court found that, on appeal, there were several irregularities in the respondents' initial claim, viz. the beneficiaries of the deceased were not properly included (children are automatically represented by their mother); and a section of their petition did not accord with their demand that the second appellant be declared a beneficiary, when in actual fact she was not. The Court, therefore, felt compelled to render the lower court's decision null and void and adjudicate on its own. It found in favour of the appellants.

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