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Sample Will Format

By Shruti Agrawal August 31, 2016


Sample Draft of Will

 

I, Shri/Smt ………………….. son/daughter/wife of Shri …………….., a resident of …………………., by religion………….., born on………. do hereby revoke all my previous Wills (or) Codicils and declare that this is my last Will, which I make on this …….(Date)…………………

 

I declare that I am writing this will out of my free volition and without any coercion or undue influence whatsoever.

 

I appoint Shri………………….. Son/daughter of ……………, resident of …………. to be the executor of this Will. In a case where Shri…………… were to predecease me, then Shri……………., will be the executor of this Will.

 

Any liability, owed by me, and the executor fees and probation expenses shall be paid from by bank account no………….. (Name and address of the bank)……… in case, the fund is insufficient then the income from the property located at ……………….. (Address of the property)……….. Should be used. In case there is any surplus amount, then the surplus amount should be donated to a charitable trust………. (Name and details of the trust) for the purpose of…….. (Objectives)……………

 

I bequeath the following assets to my Wife Smt……………..

  1. My house located at……… (Address)………
  2. Bank balance of my savings account no…………………..with …………… (Bank name & bank address)………
  3. The proceeds of my Term insurance policy …. (Policy no)……, from……. (Insurance company name)………
  4. Any other asset not mentioned in this Will but of which I am the owner.

 

 

I bequeath the following assets to my son (in case he is a minor, Smt………, his legal guardian, shall be responsible for the welfare of following assets until he is major) of Shri……………

  1. Residential Plot no…... located at…………….
  2. My car with registration no……….
  3. My mutual fund investments with folio numbers…………………..

 

I bequeath the following assets, irrespective of her marital status, to my daughter Smt…………

  1. My Bank fixed deposits in ……. (Bank name)…..bearing …….. (FD receipt no’s)……..
  2. The contents of bank locker no………, with bank…………, bank address……………
  3. My Shares…… (Share Certificate No.) Of…… (Company Name and Address)……..

 

All the above assets are owned by me. No one else has rights on these properties.

 

 

 

 Signature of Testator

 

Witnesses

We hereby attest that this Will has been signed by Shri………….as his last Will at ……… (Place)……… in the joint presence of himself and us. The testator is in sound mind and made this Will without any coercion.

 

 

 

Signature of Witness (1)                                                                                 

Name-

Address-

Signature of Witness (2)    

 

Name-

Address-

 

 

I have examined Shri _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on the date of this will and wish to state that he appears to be of sound mental health at the time of making the above will.

 

Sign of doctor

 

Sources

  1. Sreekanth Reddy, How to write a WILL & Sample WILL, (http://www.relakhs.com/write-will-sample-will-india-draft-will/) (last seen on 3rd august, 2016)
  2. Hints for drafting a will, (https://www.fnb.co.za/wills-and-trusts/my-will/hints-for-drafting-a-will.html) (last seen on 3rd august, 2016)
  3. Drafting a will, (http://www.diehardindian.com/drafting-a-will) (last seen on 3rd august, 2016)

Shruti Agrawal (Jindal Global Law School, 4th year)

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