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Harsha Vardhana R (Project Manager)     06 June 2015

Will - any age bar/mental soundness certificate?

Dear Experts,


Some of my known senior citizens are attempting to willing to a write a will and register under Sub Registrar about their property/money. 


They are having doubts about the process as most of them are beyond 80 in age. But they are quite sound and have sufficient fitness to talk, walk, travel, have a debate etc. So there is no doubt their mental soundness.


So the simple question - Is there any age limit for writing a will? Beyond certain age, is a mental soundness certificate by a government psychiatrist needed? 


All of the concerned persons of resident-citizens of India, with personal identification and address proofs etc.


Please clarify.



Harsha Vardhana R 

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Suri.Sravan Kumar (senior)     07 June 2015

persons who are major and in sound mind and capable to executing WILL can write a WILL. Registration of the WILL is not compulsory but it should be executed in the rpesence of 2 witness who are not interested in the WILL.

Better if you produce mental soundness certificate while executing the WILL. pl note there should not be any ambiguity in the WILL.

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Harsha Vardhana R (Project Manager)     07 June 2015

Thank you Sir. Your clarification would dispel many doubts of the senior-citizens interested  in a WILL. They would take cautions on the clarity based on their intention and legal wording.

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