How to Write a Will?

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Ev­ery per­son (not be­ing a sol­dier em­ployed in a war ex­pe­di­tion or en­gaged in war­fare, or an air­man so em­ployed or en­gaged, or a marine at sea) shall ex­e­cute his will ac­cord­ingly. There is no fixed for­mat for a will. You don’t even need a lawyer to draft it. Just write your will on plain pa­per or even a leaf from your jour­nal.

A per­son (Hindu by birth) can­not give his an­ces­tors’ prop­erty in the form of a will; he can make a will only of his self­ac­quired prop­erty. In con­trast, a Hindu woman has ab­so­lute own­er­ship of all earned as well as in­her­ited prop­erty. She can write a will for her en­tire prop­erty (Hindu Suc­ces­sion [Amend­ment] Act, 2005). A will does not in­volve any trans­fer but it is an ex­pres­sion of in­tend­ing to ap­point a per­son who will look after the prop­er­ties after his (tes­ta­tor) death. A will reg­u­lates the suc­ces­sion and pro­vides for suc­ces­sion as de­clared by the tes­ta­tor.

There is no fixed for­mat for a will. You don’t even need a lawyer to draft it. Just write your will on plain pa­per or even a leaf from your jour­nal.

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