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NITISH TINGRE

ADVOCATE
Exp
Pune , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Will
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Sudhanshu Audichya

Advocate
Exp
Surat , Gujarat

Specialization

  • Cheque Bounce
  • Banking
  • Civil
  • Contracts And Agreements
  • Will
Greetings, my name is Sudhanshu Audichya, and I am a practising advocate in Surat District enrolled with Gujarat Bar council. I pride myself on being detail-oriented, analytical, and driven. I understand that you are searching for a lawyer and I believe these qualities would benefit you. View Full Profile

Varun Dharap

Lawyer
Exp
Pune , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Will
  • Cheque Bounce
  • Child Custody
  • Civil
  • Consumer Protection
An ambitious lawyer and a quick learner who can quickly absorb new situations and hard working person with a practical hands-on approach. Detailed oriented professional who always works to achieve the best results. View Full Profile

Girdhari Lal Chaurasia

Advocate
Exp
Agra , Uttar Pradesh

Specialization

  • Will
  • Criminal
  • Civil
  • Cheque Bounce
  • Child Custody
Advocate Girdhari Lal Chaurasia has been practicing and handling cases independently with a result oriented approach, both professionally and ethically and has now acquired many years of professional experience in providing legal consultancy and advisory services. View Full Profile

Gaurav bhatnagar

Advocate
Exp
South Delhi , Delhi

Specialization

  • Animal Laws
  • Power Of Attorney
  • RTI
  • Sale
  • Will

Subin K Varghese

Advocate
Exp
Kottayam , Kerala

Specialization

  • Criminal
  • Cheque Bounce
  • Child Custody
  • Banking
  • Will
Practicing as a lawyer for the last 7 years. Experienced in civil and criminal cases. View Full Profile

PARMESHWAR LAKSHMAN WARPE

Advocate
Exp
Jalna , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Cheque Bounce
  • Criminal
  • Civil
  • Divorce
  • Will
Punctuality is the key for View Full Profile

Sahej Uban

Lawyer
Exp
South Delhi , Delhi

Specialization

  • Criminal
  • Family
  • Civil
  • Consumer Protection
  • Will
Sahej Uban & Associates (A Law Firm) is a result oriented firm and works all day long to furnish best legal services for their clients. View Full Profile

Avanti Moghe

Assistant Lawyer
Exp
Pune , Maharashtra

Specialization

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial
  • Employment And Labour
  • RTI
  • Will
Certified Arbitrator, Mediator, Deal Mediator and Negotiator at IIAM, Associate Advocate (Corporate Department) at Reddy And Reddy Law Firm, Visiting Faculty, L.LM with Grade A+ in International Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. View Full Profile

ARUN K.S. SETHURAM

Independent Advocate
Exp
Bangalore , Karnataka

Specialization

  • Civil
  • Cheque Bounce
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal
  • Will
I am practicing in and around Bengaluru with a Team of Advocates including my wife Smt.Vinutha Arun in our Law Firm "VALLARI ASSOCIATES" from the last about 15 years. 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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