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Dilpreet Bajwa   07 January 2023

Unregistered will legal or not

Dear all, my beloved father passed away very unexpectedly. He left behind his will which is signed by 2 witnesses. However, the will is not registered. He has 3 legal heirs, me, my mother, my sister. We all are absolutely ok with the contents of the will and there is no dispute what so ever. How do I go about it now??  There is a lot of confusion. My sister is an NRI. Me and mother in India. Looking forward to your replies. Thanks a lot.


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kavksatyanarayana (subregistrar/supdt.(retired))     07 January 2023

An unregistered Will is valid if it is the last will.  When there is no dispute you can mutate your 3 names showing the will.  You have to obtain your father's death certificate and legal heir certificate from the concerned.  

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Advocate Bhartesh goyal (advocate)     08 January 2023

Yes, unregistered will if bearing signatues of testator and two witnesses ,is perfectly valid.If you are residing in presidency cities ( Mumbai,Kolkatta and Madras ) then you have to  get probate of will from competent court else it's o. k, you can get mutated it.

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R.K Nanda (Advocate)     11 January 2023

unregistered will is valid.

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