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Who can execute a will?

Who can execute a will?

Will – A testamentary document by which a person bequeaths his property to be effective on his death is a will. The property will devolve on the person in whose favour it is bequeathed after death of testator.

  •  Any person above the age of 18 years and mentally sound may execute will, but will caused by fraud or coercion or by importunately will not be valid. Therefore a will must be executed voluntarily.
  •  Parents or guardians cannot execute will on behalf of minors or lunatics.
  •  Attestation by minimum two witnesses is necessary.
  •  Scribe (deed writer / advocate) cannot be called witness. Two independent attesting witnesses other than the scribe or necessary.
  •  Beneficiary under a will should not sign as attesting witness.
    In order to avoid disputes in implementation of a will, description of property and the beneficiaries should be clearly be written without giving room for any doubt.


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