August 13, 2019

How to obtain probate of a Will

How to obtain probate of a Will

A Will is an important legal document which must be drafted with the help of an Advocate. Probate legalizes only a valid WillPeople approach us with many queries relating to the probate of a Will. Here we discuss some of those queries.   What is a Will?A Will is a legal document. It contains the desire […]

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May 14, 2018

THINGS TO REMEMBER WHILE MAKING A WILL

things to remember while making a will

It’s a myth that making a will is the right of only the rich. Any adult who wants to ensure a fair & just distribution of his assets can write a will. The assets could include property, gold, financial investments, art and artefacts, even hard cash lying at home.Every individual should write a will so […]

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December 11, 2017

Reasons to have a Will for Property in India

Reasons to have a Will for Property in India

A will can be defined as a legal document that divides an individual’s intestate amongst his heirs.  In order to carry out persons wish after his death, a will becomes the primary document of execution. There are many reasons as to why an individual should draft their wills and get them registered –Custody of Children […]

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November 30, 2017

How to register a Will?

How to register a Will in India

A will is a document that allows for the division and distribution of an individual’s intestate amongst his heirs and others in accordance with his wishes after his demise.The registration of a will is not compulsory; however, a greater legitimacy is attached to it once registered.The registration of a will is considered to be more […]

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November 3, 2017

Grounds to Challenge a Will in The Court

challenge a will document

A will is the legal statement of an individual about what he wishes to do with his property after his death. It is the intention of an individual regarding the devolution of his property and what has to be done with the same. A will is registered under Section 18(e) of The Indian Registration Act […]

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September 27, 2017

What Happens When A Woman Dies Without Leaving A Will

Dies Without Leaving A Will

The patriarchal roots have dug deep into the minds of the legislators in India, and section 15 and 16 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 is a testimony to that thought process. The socio-economic changes have positioned women in a position at par with men, but the patriarchy infested sections are still to evolve.  The […]

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September 21, 2017

Challenging A Will in the court of law

Challenging a will in the court

A person who makes a Will (the testator) can decide to leave their assets to whomever they wish when they die. It is typically very difficult to challenge a will.In Savithri and others Vs. Karthyayani Amma and others, the Honourable Apex Court held that the natural heirs have either been excluded or a lesser share […]

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August 25, 2017

TRANSFER OF PROPERTY BETTER THAN LEAVING BEHIND A WILL

BEHIND A WILL

‘People can only have a long-term plan if they know their private property is secure’. Throughout life, we acquire property in the form of houses, real estate, vehicles and savings accounts. Deciding how to divide assets between loved ones after your passing can be a confusing task. The use of wills and deeds of transfer […]

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