Things ToKnow BeforeChallenging A Will
A Will is a legal documentthat outlines a person’s wishregarding the property, assetsand care of dependents.
The benefit of making a Willis that it reduces the scope ofdispute among the successorsregarding the ownership overproperties, businessesand other assets.
If anyone feels that aWill has been forged, thelegitimate successor canseek relief from a courtof law.
Any person above the age of 18 andof sound mind can make a Will.There is no need of formal wordingin the Will rather the ‘intentions ofthe testator’ should be known.
A Will can be challengedif someone has forced aperson to make it whenthe person was notwilling.
If a Will has been curatedby a sick person, thenthere is no validationof such a will. + + + + + +
If the Will holder does not fulfill the qualification to make a will, such as he is underage or mentally weak, then the will can’t be considered valid.
If the Will is written undersomeone else’s influenceand not of your own freewill, it can be challenged.
According to Section 467 ofIndian Penal Code, whoeverforges a Will shall be punishedwith imprisonment upto 10years and fine.
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