I had written will of my father but it couldn't be registered and my father is no more. Does this unregistered will has any legal value. Can it be registered now if so then whats the way. Please help and clear
What do you mean by saying that you wrote the will of your father? Did you write the will in your handwriting or did you draft the will? Was it signed by your father? Has anyone else signrd as witnesses? A will must be signed by the testator and must be signed by two witnesses. There is no stamp duty for unregistered will and an unregistered will with attestation by two witnesses is also valid. In the cities of Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chennai, a probate has to be taken on the will after the death of the testator. The witnesses may be called before the magistrate to testify. A Probate will attract stamp duty.