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Drafting and Registration of Will and Codicil

A will or testament is a legal declaration by which a person, the testator, names one or more persons to manage his properties and assets and provides for the transfer of his property at death.

A Will can be made by anyone above 21 years of age in India. A Will is a statement made by a testator in the written form stating the manner in which his estate/property must be distributed after his death. A Will being a testamentary document comes into effect after the death of the testator and if the person dies without writing any Will then he is said to be have died intestate. Such a situation may lead to disputes among the heirs in regard to the distribution of the property. Therefore, it is always advised to get a will drafted before its too late.

Important Points to note in case of Registration of Will in Delhi are :

1. No stamp duty is required for registration of will.
2. Registration Fee of Rs.600/- has to be paid through a bank draft for registration of will.
3. The Testator (i.e. the person writing his will) along with two witnesses has to present himself before the sub registrar during the registration of will.

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