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Gone are the days when only the wealthy could afford to write Wills. People are writing their Wills in greater numbers now, thanks to growing financial literacy. Furthermore, with the availability of online services, drafting a will has gotten easier. Registration, on the other hand, is still done on paper.
Let’s see how to register a Will and what is the cost of making a will in India!
A last will and testament is a legal document that expresses/communicates a decedent’s final wishes for the administration and division of his estate after his death (the testator).
“Will” denotes the legal declaration of a testator’s purpose with respect to his property that he desires to be taken into effect after his death, as defined by Section 2(h) of The Indian Succession Act, 1925.
|Read Who can make a Wasaiyat? to know more in detail about what is a Will!|
You do not have to pay stamp duty while registering a Will, but you must pay a registration fee. Experienced Lawyers typically charge between Rs.10,000 and Rs.15,000 to even draft a Will.
|Don’t worry, you can draft a will with eSahayak also!|
Just on the Generate now button and answer a few questionnaires and your will is ready on your Fingertips and that too in just Rs. 349.
Just print the will, Sign it and it is done!
You have to pay the Drafting charges and lawyers fees, however, the registration of a Will is exempt from stamp duty. You may, however, be required to pay a small registration fee, which varies by state. Check the registration amount based on the location where the Will has to be registered.
|Agency||Price||Legal Advice||Additional Information|
|Willjini||Rs 1500 – Express|
Rs 4000 – Standard
|Yes (Standard will)||60 Day window for changes|
|Ezeewill||Rs 25,000 – Phone/ Email Will|
Rs 60,000 – Doorstep Will
|Yes||Will Registration- Rs 8500|
Overseas Courier- Rs 1000
|Legaldesk||Rs 1999 – Draft|
Rs 3499 – Delivery + Print
|No||Doorstep Delivery within 2-4 Days|
|IndianwillMaker||Rs 1400 – 1st Will|
+ Rs 900 for Consecutive Wills
|No||30 Day window for changes|
|SBICAP Trustee||Self Generated Will – Rs 2500 + Taxes|
Assisted Will – Rs 8000 + Taxes (only Mumbai)
|Yes (only for Assisted Will)||– Will Registration- Rs 1500-3000|
– Additional meeting- Rs 2500- Rs 1,00,000
|eSahayak||Rs 349 (50% off)– Draft||Yes (Paid – Rs 3500)|
Only if you need to consult
|– Draft Preview|
– Nominal Charges
– 60 Days window for changes
|Name of State||Registration Fees ₹|
|Andhra Pradesh||₹ 10|
|Arunachal Pradesh||₹ 10|
|Himachal Pradesh||₹ 3|
|Jammu and Kashmir||₹10|
|Madhya Pradesh||₹ 50|
|Tamil Nadu||₹ 100|
|Uttar Pradesh||₹ 10|
|West Bengal||₹ 10|
No, because Will Registration is not required by law, one may proceed with an unregistered Will. A registered Will, on the other hand, has more legal sanctity than an unregistered Will.
During the registration process, a Will can be registered in the presence of the testator and two witnesses at the local sub-office. registrar’s It is recommended that the witness be someone who can confirm the testator’s mental health when making the will. A person’s wishes may alter as circumstances change, and he may request changes to his Will.
Because the registration fee is relatively inexpensive, the will can be simply revised or amended as many times as desired. By paying the required registration price, each new version can be registered.
Writing a Will is a good idea regardless of how much money you have or how much debt you have. You should ideally write one to ensure a smooth transfer of your assets to the intended recipients. It is inexpensive, and you can edit or revise it as many times as you desire. Every new version can be registered, and the required registration price can be paid.