Making Your Own Will: How to do it, Why you should do it

Vision Books
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Making your own Will — How to do it, Why you should do it.

It is not merely sensible but also advisable for every adult to make a Will. A Will ensures that your property goes to people of your choice. It can also pre-empt litigation among your legal heirs about who should get what.

In this book the author explains simply and clearly everything you need to know about making your Will:

● What you can bequeath and what you can't

● The legal procedures and formalities for the execution of a Will

● Why, how, and when to amend your Will

● Pros and cons of registering your Will

● Who to select as your witnesses, executor, and trustee

● How to draft your Will

● For your ready-reference, the author provides 6 specimen drafts: ready-made Wills you can adapt for your own use.

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About the author

Rajesh Talwar is a lawyer by profession. In addition to practicing law, he has simultaneously taught law to LL.B students at Delhi University and Jamia Millia Islamia over a period of six years. In 1996, he went to the UK on a British Chevening scholarship, where he completed his LL.M in International Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. 

He has provided legal advice to the United Nations in Kosovo, Somalia, Liberia and Afghanistan. At present he is based in Pristina, where he works for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, as Executive Officer heading the Secretariat to the Human Rights Advisory Panel.

He has written extensively on legal and general subjects for various newspapers, magazines and journals and has authored several books including The Judiciary on Trial (1996), How to Choose Your Lawyer (1998), The Third Sex and Human Rights (1999), The Divorce Handbook (1999) and Indian Laws of E-Business (2001). A chief focus of his writing has been to demystify the law and make it comprehensible to the average citizen.

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Publisher
Vision Books
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Published on
May 14, 2013
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Pages
100
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ISBN
9788170949350
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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