My grandfather recently died leaving behind a registered will written by him 5 years ago naming my father as the sole inheritor of his house. My uncles have filed a case against my father claiming that they had been living in that property and were forcefully evicted by us and that the will was made under pressure.
However, the local municipal committee has already transferred the property in my father's name after issuing an ad in 2 national newspapers.
My father filed a case for succession certificate for my grandfather's money in the bank. Now, our lawyer has sent summons to all witnesses in the registered will to prove its authenticity in the certificate case.
1. Was the process done by the committee called 'probate' of will? Can this decision be reversed by them?
2. If the will is authenticated in this case, can this authentification be used in the first case (challenging the will)?
3. What is a probate? Do we have to file a separate case for probate of the will?
Thanks for your replies!