While Mak­ing a Will

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senses and free of any kind of pres­sure. You have to men­tion your name, ad­dress, age, etc., at the time of writ­ing the will so that it con­firms that you re­ally are in your senses. time. It is prefer­ably hand­writ­ten so that your hand­writ­ing could be later com­pared (in case of dis­pute among fam­ily mem­bers). The will must be put in an en­ve­lope with­out fold­ing the same.

where the blue turns black). mi­nor you have se­lected reaches the adult age. This cus­to­dian ob­vi­ously has to be a trust­wor­thy per­son. A doc­tor sign­ing a will could put all ques­tions of you be­ing in good health and of sound mind beyond any doubt. The lawyer could vet the will and make sure you don’t make mis­takes/er­rors at the time of writ­ing and sign­ing the will. your will. This might cre­ate vested in­ter­est and some­times could make your will in­valid. Also, make sure the wit­nesses are younger than you and not very old, as your will might be in ef­fect for sev­eral years! And you want them to be present in this world when your will takes ef­fect. nul­lify all the pre­vi­ous ones. In fact, there should be a state­ment in your will nul­li­fy­ing all other pre­vi­ous wills. The pages of the will should be num­bered to avoid fraud.

re­ceive, in per­cent­age terms rather than in ab­so­lute num­bers, un­less it is cash. could be stored safely in your bank in a safe de­posit vault or locker. You must also in­form your next of kin as to where you have stored your will. Do not make more copies of your will. prop­erty can be as­signed to any per­son through a will. All rights on in­her­ited prop­erty are ac­quired by birth. So, if you in­her­ited a prop­erty from your fa­ther, you can­not men­tion it in a will. It will go to the le­gal heirs of your fa­ther as it is an ‘an­ces­tral’ prop­erty.

heirs who could be the ben­e­fi­ciary. (phrases like ‘this prop­erty would go to Vinod’), and do not be am­bigu­ous about iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of re­la­tion­ship.

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