Prasad 19 September 2020
Advocate Bhartesh goyal (advocate) 19 September 2020
Will requires no stamp duty and no registration.will can be written on a plan paper and it also does not require a particular format.Essential condition for a valid will is that it must bear the signature of testator and two witnesses.A person can write number of wills during his life time but last will shall prevail over all.It is hardly matter that earlIer will was registered and later was unregistered.
kavksatyanarayana (subregistrar/supdt.(retired)) 19 September 2020
Your query requires clarity. However, the last will with the signature of the Testator, two witnesses, and scribe whether registered or not will come into force after the death of the Testator.
S.JEEVAGAN, Madurai. (Advocate, High court ) 20 September 2020
Will means the legal declaration of the intention of a person with respect to his property. It is a unilateral document which takes effect after the death of the person making it. It can be revoked or altered by the maker of it at any time when he is competent to dispose of his property. So the last will alone will prevail over all the other wills executed by the testator notwithstanding its registration. Only thing is that the last will ought to have been executed as per the provision of law.
G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.) 20 September 2020
The unregistered will prevails.
However depending on facts and other circumstances if the final will is challenged, the court has to decide the issue. One can only defend and the other party has to establish that the unregistered will is not valid or it is obtained by fraud or undue influence .( QUERY: can the unregistered will be used to fight in court of law if the unregistered will explains the reasons for writing unregistered will again.
Prasad 21 September 2020