Overview

Will is a legal document executed by a person enlisting his/her desire regarding the manner in which their property and debts would be executed after their death. A will is a testamentary document that states the names of the people and their share who will receive the property or estate of the person after his/her death. 

The Indian Succession Act, 1929 lays down the laws relating to will registration, execution, alteration and revocation. A person who dies without a will is said to have died intestate and the property or estate of such person would be managed as per the laws of inheritance and succession post their death.

Procedure to make a Will whatsapp

Procedure to make a Will whatsapp

Once the requisite documents are submitted, the lawyer drafts a will as per your requirements. The will is then reviewed and signed in the presence of at least 2 witnesses. The will can be registered by submitting it to the Registrar or Sub-Registrar that has appropriate jurisdiction along with the prescribed stamp duty. The Registrar registers the will after proper inspection and the will can be executed after the death of the testator. If the Registrar rejects the will, a civil suit can be filed within 30 days from the date of Registrar’s order.

Documents required to make a Will whatsapp

Documents required to make a Will whatsapp

The following documents are needed to register a will in India:

  1. Information about the beneficiaries.
  2. Information about the property and estate.
  3. Details about the debts.
  4. Contact details of the will executor.