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Farooq   19 December 2016

Can a suicide note be considered as a will?

A colleague of ours had committed suicide. He had not made a will. He had written a suicide note in which he had mentioned that all the money on his name or to be recieved on his name has to be handed over to his wife. As per Hindu Succession Laws, can this Note be considered as a Will.


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Kumar Doab (FIN)     19 December 2016

Testamentary capacity insanity or other unsoundness of mind, stipulated requirements that must be met in order to ensure the validity of a will e.g; the will should be signed by the testator (the person making the will) and two witnesses, in the presence of the testator etc might come up as requirement...................... 

Kumar Doab (FIN)     19 December 2016

The Court may recognises that a person contemplating suicide has : a compelling reason to make a will in order to dispose of his property as he wishes.........................and deceased’s last will and testament!

Kumar Doab (FIN)     19 December 2016

Otherwise: The establishment can dispose the proceeds for which valid nomination exists e.g; Gratuity.....



Kumar Doab (FIN)     19 December 2016

Otherwise ClassI legal heirs of deceased Hindu male are; Mother, Wife, sons,daughters......................

The establishment can refer the matter alongwith copy of suicide note, record of nomination  to its legal cell.

Arvind Singh Chauhan (advocate)     19 December 2016

Kumar Doab Sir has explained very well. Nothing left after his openion.

Kumar Doab (FIN)     19 December 2016

Thanks Mr. Arvind Singh Chauhan.

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