(a) After the death of a testator, the person having custody of his or her will shall deliver it to the court which has jurisdiction of the estate or to the executor named in the will.
(1) Upon the written motion of an interested person, the clerk shall issue a citation against any person who is alleged to possess the will of a testator directing that the alleged will be produced at a time specified in the citation.
(2) A person who willfully refuses or fails to deliver a will after being duly ordered by the court to do so shall be guilty of contempt of court. He or she shall also be liable to any aggrieved party for damages which may be sustained by such a refusal or failure.
Acts 1949, No. 140, § 42; A.S.A. 1947, § 62-2103.