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Fights over property and assets between family members and relatives is common in India. These fights result in long battles in court (litigation) which take years to resolve rendering the making of a will necessary.
Will is a document in which you state how you wish to distribute your assets and property to your heirs (beneficiaries) after your death. The will can be enforced only after your death. You need to appoint an executor (person who sees that the assets are distributed as per your wish) as you are not around to do it yourself. You can will only what you legally own to your heirs (children).You can will only the wealth and assets you have earned in your lifetime to your heirs. (If your dad has willed you his property it automatically passes to your children).You cannot merely state “ I will” .You need to mention “what you will “ such as a land or a property.
If you die intestate (without making a will) you have no control on who inherits your property (it can go to someone you don’t like).If you die without making a will then the state decides how to divide your property as per the laws of the country.
Fights among family members leads to property going to someone outside the family. (Some elderly people give their wealth to someone who is close to them in their last years).
Fights among siblings for the control of business assets (factories and property) of their parents after they pass away.
If you are over 18 years of age and of sound mind then you can make a will.
The legality of the will needs tbe proved in a court of law called a probate. After a probate the will cannot be contested by (those whare left out of it) that you were of unsound mind when the will was made.