Published on
18 May 2023
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Essential Documents to Draft a Registered Will in India: A Comprehensive Guide

Monika Taparia
Sep 11, 2023

Got questions about creating a registered Will? In this article, help you understand what documents you need and how you can create a registered Will in India. So, grab a cup of tea, sit back, and let's get started!

Registered Will: What Is It?

Before we delve into the documents required, let's quickly understand what a registered Will is.

  • A registered Will is a testament that's officially recorded and stored in the office of the Registrar of Assurances.
  • It provides a higher degree of legal protection and authenticity to your Will.

Documents Required for Drafting a Registered Will

Creating a registered Will requires some essential documents. Let's break down what they are:

  1. Identity Proof: This could be your Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Passport, or any other government-issued ID. The registrar needs this to confirm your identity.
  2. Property Documents: Detailed documents of all your properties that you plan to mention in the Will, including land, houses, commercial properties, and so on.
  3. Financial Documents: Comprehensive details of all your financial assets like bank accounts, stocks, mutual funds, insurance policies, etc.
  4. List of Beneficiaries: A complete list of all individuals who Will inherit your assets, along with their complete details.
  5. Details of the Executor: The executor is the person you appoint to carry out the directives of your Will. This could be a family member, friend, or a legal professional.
  6. Two Witnesses: As per Indian law, two witnesses must be present during the signing and registration of the Will.

Steps to Draft a Registered Will

Now that we have our documents ready, let's understand the process of creating a registered Will.

  1. Draft the Will: The first step is to draft your Will. Although you can do this by yourself, it's often better to seek legal help to ensure all clauses are accurately written.

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  1. Visit the Registrar's Office: Once your Will is drafted, make an appointment with the Registrar's office. Bring along all your documents, the executor, and two witnesses.
  2. Verification by the Registrar: The Registrar Will verify your identity, the identity of your witnesses, and ensure that you are of sound mind and not under any undue influence while creating the Will.
  3. Signing of the Will: Post verification, you and your witnesses need to sign the Will in the presence of the Registrar.
  4. Registration: The Registrar Will then officially register and store the Will, making it a registered Will.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it! Now you know everything required and the process involved in creating a registered Will in India. While the task might seem daunting, having a registered Will can bring you peace of mind, knowing that your assets Will be distributed as per your wishes.

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