Marriage In Community of Property

Byabazaire v Bwango (CIVIL SUIT NO. 629 OF 1992) [1993] UGHC 22 (22 February 1993);


Search Summary: 

The 1st and 2nd plaintiffs were appointed as executors of the will of the deceased and the jointly applied to the court for grant of letters of probate. However, this was blocked when the defendant lodged a caveat against it hence this suit

Headnote and Holding: 

The court held that the defendant had no caveatable interest in the estate of the deceased. That for a caveat to be valid, the caveator must prima facie have a protectable interest legal or equitable in the subject matter.Court held further that a girlfriend is by no means entitled to a share in the estate of her deceased boyfriend merely on account of that relationship.


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