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RAVINDER YADAV

Independent
Exp
Rewari , Haryana

Specialization

  • Will
  • Juvenile
  • RTI
  • Registration
  • Real Estate
I'm doing practice in District courts Rewari from 2008 in criminal , family law, banking , 138 NI Act, recovery matter, consumer protection Act , property cases, labour disputes etc. View Full Profile

Shreya Kapoor

Advocate
Exp
Mumbai City , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Will
  • Real Estate
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Corporate And Incorporation
  • Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patent, Trademark
Experience in various fields of law such as property, general corporate, Insolvency, civil litigation, registration of Trademarks, IT related matters, legal opinions etc. A firm believer in customised legal advice for different clients, as no one is the same and no two legal dilemmas are the same. View Full Profile

Lokesh Jha

Lawyer at Bhopal District Court
Exp
Bhopal , Madhya Pradesh

Specialization

  • Will
  • Civil
  • Arbitration And Mediation
  • Commercial
  • Documentation
The name is more than sufficient to understand the concept of my working in Court, you will always get positive. View Full Profile

Advocate Roshan Khatri

MD & CEO of Khatri Law House
Exp
Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh

Specialization

  • Will
  • RTI
  • Software License
  • Tax-Property Tax
  • Tax-Sales Tax
Based in Lucknow, Khatri LAW HOUSE is a team of experts that aims at giving the best to its clients. It has been in the field for 17 years and upholds ‘Professional Excellence’ as its motto. Khatri LAW HOUSE is a one of the Top law firms in Lucknow. Our Lawyers in Lucknow provide a legal servic View Full Profile

Tushar Pahwa

Partner Pahwa & Associates
Exp
Rohtak , Haryana

Specialization

  • Will
  • Family
  • Documentation
  • Landlord And Tenant
  • Maternity
Practicing as a partner in a Reputated Law Firm namely Pahwa & Associates (Advocates & Legal Consultants) at Rohtak & Delhi in matters pertaining to civil, criminal and all ancillary matters relating to Civil Law, Recovery Suits, Consumer Cases, Matrimonial, Cheque Bouns etc View Full Profile

anshul gupta

Lawyer Partne
Exp
South Delhi , Delhi

Specialization

  • Will
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • International Laws
  • Admiralty And Maritime
  • Bankruptcy And Debt
Mr. Gupta is a Lawyer registered in the Bar council of Delhi, and Bar Council of India in the year of 2014 and qualified to practice in all Indian Courts. He passed out from premier law school of India, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, and LLM in International Trade Law from Catholic View Full Profile

Gyan Prakash

Senior Consultant
Exp
Noida , Uttar Pradesh

Specialization

  • Will
  • Real Estate
  • Banking
  • Civil
  • Registration
Real estate-law Due diligence Draftings Advises View Full Profile

Raj Vikram Singh

Advocate
Exp
Lucknow , Uttar Pradesh

Specialization

  • Will
  • Civil
  • Commercial
  • Adoption
  • Administrative Law
I have vast knowledge and experience in all kinds of legal matters and I have been pleading the case before Supreme court to civil court since 10 years. Perfection and hard work with honesty is my theme. View Full Profile

sunita padhi

Advocate
Exp
Central Delhi , Delhi

Specialization

  • Will
  • Criminal
  • Adoption
  • Landlord And Tenant
  • Military Laws
Timely attention, Quality & compassion matters for justice. View Full Profile

al rafeeq moideen

Legal Professional
Exp
Bangalore , Karnataka

Specialization

  • Will
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Commercial
  • Documentation
  • Employment And Labour
I have experience in dealing with a wide variety of cases and I can provide trustworthy advises to my clients. I would keep my brief highly confidential and you can use my experise for resolution of your problems. View Full Profile
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  • What is Will?
  • What is Will Law?
  • Which Laws Govern Will?
  • Is it necessary to register a Will?

What is Will?


As per Section 2(h) of the Indian Succession Act, 1925; the lawful declaration of a testator’s intention in connection with his property in the event of his death is referred to as a “Will”. Any person who is not a minor and is of a sound mind is competent to make a Will.

What is the Wills law?


There are multiple laws governing the execution and procedure concerning wills which are applicable to different sections of the society. A will need not be made on a stamp paper if a person is okay with their will not being ‘registered’. These laws govern the process, extent, and other procedure w.r.t Wills.

These laws also aim at providing clarifications regarding the actual nature of a will, the concerned provisions make it clear that a Will is different from a Gift Deed as assets in a Will pass on only at the event of the death of the testator.

What are the applicable which Laws Which Govern Will?


  • Hindu Succession Act – Section 30 of HSA, 1956 is applicable to Hindus
  • Muslims – Quranic Law is applicable
  • The Goa Succession, Special Notaries and Inventory Proceeding Act, 2012 – applicable in the state of Goa
  • The Indian Succession Act, 1925
  • The Registration Act, 1908 – A will need not be registered as this exception is allowed under Section 18 of the Registration Act, 1908. This principle was held in the case of Maturi Pullaian v. Maturi Narasimham.

Is it necessary to register Will?


In India, registration of Wills is not compulsory. A Will is not a compulsorily registerable document under section 17 of the Registration Act, 1908, (Act), and according to section 18 (e) it is the testator’s choice as to whether he wishes to register it. There is no stamp duty payable. But if one chooses to register a Will with the applicable registrar/sub-registrar of assurances, the registration provides evidence that the proper parties had appeared before the registering officer and the latter had attested the same after ascertaining their identity. Once a Will is registered, it is placed in the safe custody of the Registrar and cannot be tampered with, destroyed, mutilated or stolen. However, non-registration of a Will does not lead to any inference against its genuineness. It doesn’t have to be executed before a notary public.

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