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Q.is will valid if beneficiary photo and signature is mentioned in the will

Q. is will valid if beneficiary photo and signature is mentioned in the will

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ajai saxena

posted 10 months ago

I am drafting a will and I want to attach the photographs and signature of the beneficiary. Does it make the will invalid?
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A. Dear Sir,
Photo of beneficiary will not invalidate the WILL.
Signature of beneficiary will invalidate the WILL.
Recommended to take signature of Independent witnesses to avoid complexity.

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Vedant Lakhotia

Experience: 3 Year(s)

Responded 10 months ago

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A. Signature of beneficiary will make the will invalid.

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Prabhakara S K Shetty

Experience: 19 Year(s)

Responded 10 months ago

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A. Dear Sir,
No, you are more precautionary. You are right. Now even Registering offices insisting for such photos.

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A. No if you wants to execute Will, then any active participation of beneficiary will create suspicious circumstance of Will. It's settle roll that beneficiary take active participation in execution of Will, then it may be presume suspicious circumstances.
Of you want to make a Will don't make any participation of beneficiary. His Sign and Pic is not required. What is required is that his particulars should mention properly and if you are debating someone then there must be reason and Will must be signed by the two attesting witness.

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A. Photos will not invalidate your will, but beneficiaries should not sign on the will, instead two unrelated witnesses should attest a Will, means they should see you executing it.

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Prabhakara S K Shetty

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A. It's better to consult advocate who knows the pros and cons and draft will from him/her.

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Ashish Dongre

Experience: 12 Year(s)

Responded 10 months ago

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