will and testament

As per Section 2(h) of Indian Succession Act, 1925 provides that Will means the legal declaration of the intention of a person with respect to his property, which he desires to take effect after his death Will has been defined in Corpus Juris Secundum as a ‘Will’ is the legal declaration of a man’s intention, which he wills to be performed after his death, or an instrument by which a person makes a disposition of his property to take effect after his death.

No person in this world would want to let his own hard earned money and property to go into the wrong hands after his demise or that any dispute or infighting should arise among his/her legal heirs due to the said property. A will is very essential to avoid the same. Will is a kind of a legal document in which a person reveals his desire that after his death how should his property, assets, Bank Balance, Share and Funds etc. be divided among his legal heirs or any other person like friend or servant or a trust whatsoever it is dependent on the desire of person making the will. A will can be made by anyone above 18 years of age in India who is of sound mind.

There is no prescribed format for will you can make will on plain paper in India but whenever you want to make a will you should mention about your property description and details about your assets and also mention the details about the person in whose favour you are making the will like Name, Address, Age etc.

A will is an optional document it’s not necessary that a will should be registered. A will is also valid if it is notarised or handwritten on a plane paper. If you don’t want your will to be legally challenged, then it is suggested to get your will registered. For the registration of a will, first you need to take an online appointment for its registration and in only one visit your will would be registered. This process does not take much time and money.

Our expert team of lawyers at Century Law Firm helps you in drafting and registering your will.