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I am a British Citizen now but was born in India and lived here till the age of 45 before migrating to England. I have an Adhaar Card and PAN Card. Can I make a registered will in India?


A. Dear Client,

As a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), you have the flexibility to create a Will either in India or abroad, encompassing various assets like properties, bank balances, shares, and personal belongings. Indian laws applicable to such Wills include The Indian Succession Act, 1925, relevant state-specific Registration Acts, and the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (FEMA). There are no restrictions on bequeathing property to any Indian resident of your ...ReadMore

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icon Harassment of parents by children

If one my adult child is harassing me, I have flat which I it give on rent and that only income I have, my child is not allowing me to give that flat on rent and forcing me to create will which I do n


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If you, as a senior citizen, are facing harassment from your adult child who is interfering with your decision to give your flat on rent, you can consider seeking protection under the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007. This Act is designed to ensure the well-being of senior citizens.

Under Section 23 of the Act, if a senior citizen's children neglect or refuse to take care of their needs or harass them, the senior citizen can apply to the Maintenance ...ReadMore

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icon How to get Will of my Grandparents (registered/unregistered)

How to get Will of my Grandparents (registered/unregistered)


A. Dear Client,
Reach out to an Advocate handling civil matters for necessary guidance and steps to resolve the issue in the right way.

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icon How to know or prove whether property is Ancestral or Self Acquired

I think my Grandfather's property is ancestral. How to know/confirm/prove. What is the process


A. Dear client,

Ancestral property refers to a property which has been held by a family member for than 4 generations without being separated or divided.

If your grandfather had got his share without being undivided or partitioned, the property would qualify as ancestral property. If your grandfather had partitioned amongst your father's siblings, please note that the property wouldn't qualify as ancestral.

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icon My brother showed one will unregistered

My brother showed one will unregistered After my father's death saying major property of my father given to him and my brother sold many of it and took loan without our knowledge by using this unregis


A. Dear Client,
In a situation where there are concerns about a potentially fraudulent will and unauthorized actions taken by your brother, it's crucial to consult with a legal professional promptly. Provide them with all relevant details and documentation, including any evidence of the alleged fake will and transactions involving the sale of property and loans. A lawyer can guide you on the appropriate legal steps to challenge the validity of the will, recover assets, and address any financial mis ...ReadMore

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icon Roof right of the private property

My Grandfather owns a residential property with 14 commercial shops attached with the same property at ground floor under the roof which is attached to residential area. Now my Grandfather has passed


A. Dear Client,
The roof of a room or building is not explicitly mentioned in any deed or Will. An owner of a room or shop are the owner of both floor and rooftop and gets an unfettered right to use the same. Even in a multistoried building, the rooftop is marked as a common area for the purpose of use by all the floor/flat owners. So, your relative has right over the roof area of their shops.

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icon False accusation of forging a will

My brother has filed a caveat in the Bombay High Court in response to my Testamentary Petition, wherein he has accused me of having forged my aunt's will. The only justification he has given for this

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2 months ago


A. Dear Client,
In the given situation, you can file a counter appeal/claim against your brother for bringing a false allegation and accusation of forgery claiming compensation for the injury/damage caused to you for said false allegation by filing suit before the same court where the caveat is filed for defamation (under Section 500 of IPC), criminal conspiracy (under Section 120B IPC), false evidence ( under Section 191 IPC), or even criminal intimidation (Section 506 IPC). If someone has made f ...ReadMore

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icon legal claim on Joint Fixed deposits

My father in law has done Fixed deposits of all his money in joint name of himself and my husband. Saving account is in the name of my father in law. Will my husband become legal owner of the fixed de

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2 months ago


A. Dear Sir,
Your husband entitled for only 50% of the said amount and for receiving remaining 50% of NOC from siblings of your husband and wife of deceased is required.

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icon Validity of Will deed

My father-in-law has got his will deed registered. In the will he has excluded his other son from the inheritance and bequeathed the house in the name of my husband. The witness in the will is a frien

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2 months ago


A. Dear client,

There are two types of properties of a person, one is the self-acquired one and the other is the ancestral property. If it is your father's self-acquired property which is being given under the said will then that is enough for you to claim the house unless he makes a new will before his death.

But if the property in question is ancestral property, then it has to be disposed of in accordance with the Hindu Succession Act of 2005. According to the act, all the legal heirs will have ...ReadMore

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icon WILL - my mother married to Parsi gentlement

My mother married to Parsi Gentleman after my fathers death 30 years ago. We are only 2 brothers. We are using old sirname. My mother sirname is changed after her new marriage which is registered. My

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3 months ago


A. Dear Client,
Section 51 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925 deals with the division of the property of a male Parsi who died intestate among his widow, children and parents. Clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) of the section provide that the share of each son shall be double the share of each daughter on such intestate succession. In cases where the intestate succession is in respect of the property of a female Parsi, section 52 provides that (1) the widower and each child receive equal share ...ReadMore

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