Clarification on registration of Will


Hello, My father has a will with two witnesses and a Doctor certifying it as needed by law. However, it is not registered. What is the best course if the heirs don't trust each other's intention? How should rights of each heirs be legalized and is there a chance that such a will can be denied by any of the heir?

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301 votes

1. It is not mandatory to register the will;
2. It is better if the will is registered and sealed. It avoids duplication/loss or any other complication relating to the authenticity of the will;
3. Make sure you the executor of the will is mentioned and also a clause which makes precaution if the testator of the will survives the executor of the will (this creates a lot of confusion in future);
4. Make sure there is no other will which revokes the current will;
5. Engage a lawyer who will guide you throughout the process.


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258 votes

Will can only be signed or thumped,no need of even witness or doctor's certificate or registration.

But it is better instead to be signed or thumped it before at least 2 witnesses and to take Doctor's Certificate that Will maker is mentally and physically fit and not under intoxication or not under any kind of influence while making it. And also it is best to register it.
Even a Registered Will can be challenged and once shown it was under influence are getting fail in the eyes of law.

In your case will is not registered.
Once that will is true it can not be denied by law. Go for its probate.

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