This is a legal guide written in accordance with Indian Law but it may generally be correct for all countries following Anglo-Saxon laws. Further, succession to immovable properties situated in India, shall be regulated by Indian Laws, irrespective of the domicile of such person. In other words, foreigners who own immovable assets in India, shall have to confirm to Indian Laws to make a legally competent and operative Will. This book is intended to act only as a brief introduction to the laws relating to Wills and is not intended to replace legal advice from a competent practitioner of law.
This book is intended to remove doubts and myths about Wills which are compounded by free misinformation available on the Internet either as a web page or guide-lines in pdf format.
The target readers are law students and amateur beginners who wish to draft their own Will. Various specimen of Wills are also included with the book. It is however strongly advised that after drafting a Will in accordance with this book, do consult a Lawyer of your choice and get it vetted from him/her.
Caution: This book is generally applicable to Hindus, Sikh, Jain etc. domiciled in India. Most part of this Book may not be applicable to Indian Christians, Muslims and Parsees who are governed by seperate customary law. It also do not apply to armymen, airmen and marines who are entitled to execute privileged (oral) Wills.