Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in India

my father left a WILL which is witnessed by 2 people but it is not it necessary to be registered?

what is the difference between registered will and an unregistered will?

what is the procedure for registration?

Asked on 10/06/13, 11:08 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Santosh Goswami,Advocate sure shot legal

A Will is legally valid and enforceable even if it is unregistered provided other requirements are fulfilled. As you are saying that it was witnessed by 2 witnesses, there is no problem with it until someone challenges it. To make it safer, file for probate of the Will in civil court.


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Answered on 10/06/13, 11:11 pm
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Answered on 10/06/13, 11:27 pm
Fca Prashant Chavan Expert Edge LLP


Dear Sir / Madam,

A Will to be legally valid need not be registered.


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Answered on 10/13/13, 8:12 am

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