Judgment in a probate claim does not just affect the parties. It may confer rights on non-parties who take under a will that is established, and results in a testamentary document being admitted to or denied the public act of probate.56 A consent order made after compromise amounts to a judgment one way or another, and may lead to proof in solemn form. It is therefore important that all relevant parties are bound to a compromise, since someone who has not taken part in a probate claim is not bound by a compromise at all, although they might be bound by a decision in the claim.57

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