2 Things That Don't Go In A Last Will

Till now we've shown you how to make a last will here and here, told you the key ingredients that go into it and cleared many doubts you might have had about last wills. But here's another important aspect we realized we hadn't shared-what are the things that don't go in a last will? And where do they go if not there? Here are 2 such things. We'll keep you updated with more as and when time permits. Funeral arrangements Nopp, it doesn't go...

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Writing A Will Isn't About You!

We often hear people say: "I haven't prepared a will because I'm not old enough to die right now!" Or "I'm too lazy, I'll do it later." Or "Who cares about a last will? I'll be dead by then anyways." This always makes us a little sad because writing a last will isn't about you or your convenience-it's about your loved ones and their happiness. In argument, the same people reply: "Why make a last will, it's obvious who'll get my possessions...

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Bob Marley: The Reggae Revolutionist

Nesta Robert Marley, better known to the world as Bob Marley, became famous as a Jamaican singer-songwriter who with his world-renown reggae albums, rallied for social change and at the same time made people forget their worries and dance! Such was the power in his music. From the time they were in school, Bob Marley and Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer) played music, and eventually formed the group 'The Wailers'. Though the original idea was to...

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6 Tips To Save You From A Nightmare!

Over the past few weeks, we've posted useful tips to guide you as you make or consider making your last will. Here's a recap of them all. Read on to save yourself and your family from a legal nightmare.

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The Lazy Man's Guide To Making A Last Will

NaaWillKar: Ah! There are so many things to put in the Last Will, just the idea of it gives me pain. AaWillKar: C'mon, it's not that tough. My son got me this brilliant checklist which made it easier for me to finalize my Last Will. And it's much better than leaving my family to suffer the after-effects of my laziness-to be stranded without a Will. Let me share it with you: Personal Information about both you and your spouse...

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Excuse 1: "Why Make A Last Will? It's Obvious Who Will Get My Possessions Anyway."

AaWillKar: Yeah, that's what NaaWillKar thought, and look how his family is fighting today. This is one of the most perilous misconceptions people have. The rules for distribution of assets if one dies without a Last Will (refrerred to as intestate) are different in different states and religions. And, the legal mess left behind is much more complicated and expensive than getting a Last Wills made. For starters, the property of the...

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Yes, you read it right. Rio Grande Games & Czech Games Edition came up with an entertaining board game based on Last Wills in 2011. In it, your rich uncle just passed away leaving behind his Last Wills stating that all his assets would go to the nephew who could enjoy money the best. Now, how does one determine that? Each player in the game plays the role of one of the nephews who is given a hefty sum of money. The faster you spend all...

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Last Wills Surface 100 Years Late!

AaWillKar: Hi! So, good to see you! It always makes my day to see people interested in making Last Wills. Oh, for those of you who don't know me, I'm Suresh AaWillKar. I've been dead for over a year now. But I'm happy because I made my Last Will. On my last visit to Earth (don't ask me how I convinced God to send me as an observer!) I saw my family living together peacefully. NaaWillKar:Fine! I didn't make a Last Will! Don't humiliate me more...

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Top 10 Strange Will Requests

Last Wills are a way of leaving their legacy behind for some people. But how strange these legacies can be, is a different question. Take a little ride on the laughter roller coaster as you read through the 10 strangest Last Will of some people. Courtesy:Gateway Homes

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Oh, Marilyn! If Only You Knew

Marilyn Munroe started off in an airplane factory, moved onto modelling and quickly became famous as a leading American actress, model and singer of her times. It was she who popularized the 'dumb blonde' persona that we use so frequently today. Her most famous works include: Bus Stop (1956), The Prince and The Showgirl (1957) and Some like It Hot (1959). Unfortunately, she spent her last few days steeped in illness and personal problems and,...

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Videos

Take a look at what Mr. Jatin Popat - Director - of LegalJini.com has to say on Make-A-Will India campaign of www.legaljini.com. The Interactive Seminar was conducted at Poinsur Gymkhana, Kandivli west on 26th May 2013 and was well attended by more than 200 senior citizens and matured professionals like CA, Doctor, Businessman, Builders.

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Free Public Seminar On Last Wills & Nomination

Take a look at what Mr. Jatin Popat - Director - of LegalJini.com has to say on Make-A-Will India campaign of www.legaljini.com. The Interactive Seminar was conducted at Poinsur Gymkhana, Kandivli west on 26th May 2013 and was well attended by more than 200 senior citizens and matured professionals like CA, Doctor, Businessman, Builders.

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Interview In Pravasi

An interview of Mr Jatin Popat Director of Legaljini was taken by Pravasi. Take a look at the PDF below. PDF

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The Great Battle Of The Righteous

In the battle of Kurukshetra, legend has it that kin fought kin, to the finish, defending what each side thought was righteous. The sons of Pandu pitted themselves against their cousins, the sons of Dritharashtra. Arranged on the two warring sides were battle-hardened veterans - brothers, uncles, cousins, nephews, grandfathers, and gurus. Even God. Hundreds of noble warriors, teachers, yodhas, and famed charioteers died in this righteous war...

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What To Do If There Is No Last Will?

Your relative just succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident and they left behind 2 minor children? Don't know what to do now with their assets? And how about their children? Well, here are few things you might want to do. Get a Succession Certificate: According to the Indian Succession Act, if a person dies intestate the relatives/heirs can obtain a Succession Certificate from a magistrate or the high court. Usually, courts have a...

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When You Go To Heaven, Don't Put Your Family Through Hell

Ramesh NaaWillKar and Suresh AaWillKar are sipping a cocktail at a beautiful beach with white sand and blue waters. When they see a couple walking by, hand in hand. They both look at each other and exchanged a thought. Ramesh - 'It's been a year since we've met our families. 'Suresh - 'Yes! I miss my wife too' Then they decide to go and meet God. Oops! I think I forgot to mention that they are in heaven and have been dead for a year. It's...

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What To Do If I Am The Executor?

"I appoint YOU as the Executor of my Will" you read that over and over again trying to register exactly what you are supposed to do. Facing this situation, you might need some help. Here is a quick guide on what to do: RIP - Your duties begin with the funeral arrangements. In case, the deceased has mentioned any special arrangements for the funeral, then it is your duty to ensure that those wishes are fulfilled. This is to Confirm and...

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Marriages Are Made In Heaven

Marriage is that time of our lives when a lot of things change. Your family, your home, your lifestyle, your preferences, your priorities. But there is one thing that people forget to change, their Last Will. It is very important for you to update your Will whenever there is a life changing event. Because your spouse is your better half. He/She deserves your love till they are alive. But what if you leave the other behind? Isn't it your...

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5 Things To Remember When Writing A Last Will

Planning to write your Last Will? Here are 5 things that you should keep in mind.When you are valuing your assets, you might want to consult non-legal advisors like tax advisors, estate planning agents, etc. This ensures a close-to-accurate valuation of your assets and makes it easier to divide your assets amongst your beneficiaries.Split your property in % figuresIt is always good to divide your property in percentage rather than the actual...

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Celebrity Saves Family With Last Will

Recently, a celebrity passed away leaving behind him a grieving family of daughters, an estranged wife and a 'so called'' live-in partner. Thankfully, the deceased celebrity had timely executed his Will. This saved his family from all the disgrace and hassles from possible court intervention in properties. His sprawling bungalow, the main bone of discontent between the parties, was properly bequeathed away to the person whom he intended to,...

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A Stranger Should Inherit My Assets

A fond tribute to World Aids Day I had a gold jewellery business, an amazing family - a beautiful wife, and 2 talented and promising sons. We used to go for drives on weekends, and holiday, whenever we got the time, and do a lot of things together as a family. They stood by me through all my highs and lows giving me the support I needed Till One day. One Incident. One truth overturned it all. It changed our lives...

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How To Make Your Last Will, Visually Explained

Thinking of making your Last Will but don't know where to start? Here is an interesting infographic to take you through some quick and easy steps to making a perfect Last Will.

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Life Abandoned Him. He Abandoned His Daughter.

Heath Ledger - The late Heath Ledger's daughter, Matilda was left out of a will that was completed before her birth. Click here to view the article

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5 Reasons Why You Should Make A Last Will

Your heirs should get what is rightfully theirs All our lives we work hard to make a living for our children. We fight for their rights and we always want them to have the best. So make a will now and give them what is rightfully theirs. You make a choice about your hard earned money You should be the one who gets to decide what happens with your assets. So make a Last Will now. Because if you don't, the law will decide...

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Amy Winehouse Leaves Millions But No Last Will

Sometimes, people leave behind a huge property and a huge bank balance without leaving behind a Last Will. And that simply leaves people in a state of confusion as to what has to be done with the property. Of course, the ultimate solution to this is to distribute it according to the state laws. But even so, what remains a mystery is 'whom did the person want to give the property to?'. Here is an example of one such instance: Click here to...

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Why Is A Last Will Oh-So Important?

Let's start by understanding what a Last Will is. A Last Will is nothing but a document which allows you to assign your savings and assets to the people that you want to. Because that's fair. You are the one who has earned this money. You are the one who earned these assets. So why should your country's legal system decide who should get it when you are not around? There is a lot more to this. What about the custody of your children? We...

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Myths And Facts About Legal Last Wills

Myth: A Last Will is made by people above the age of 40. Fact: Any person above the Age of 18 years is eligible to make a Last Will as long as he or she is of sound mind and is free from stress and other illnesses. Myth: A Last Will has to be drafted by a Lawyer. Fact: It is not necessary to get a Last Will made by a Lawyer. However, it is always good to consult a lawyer or get it drafted by lawyers so that you get...

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Because Rahul Saxena Did Not Make A Last Will

Rahul Saxena, a 28 year old man, with a picture-perfect life. The perfect job at a leading MNC with a great package and fabulous perks, a beautiful fiance, a duplex apartment at Mumbai's celebrity hub, Bandra, 2 awesome wheels - a 7 series BMW and a newly bought Chevrolet Cruze and a grand holiday home in a hill station just 100 kms away. Wow! Rahul was a complete workaholic. He was so passionate about his work. He used to lock himself up...

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How To Make A Last Will

Here is a simple video on how to make a Last Will

What Happens If You Don't Make A Last Will?

If you die intestate, your property will be divided equally between your spouse and children. But the laws are made based on a generic audience, not depending on everyone's individual situation. All five fingers are not the same. You might want to give something to someone more and something to someone a little less. Or even, you might want to give something to someone for its emotional value to that person. Then, what would happen to your...

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Shailesh Khurana's Family Fights Over Asset Distribution

A 51 year old businessman from Delhi, Shailesh Khurana, was out on a business trip to Alwar, a small town in Rajasthan. On his way back, he met with an accident on the National Highway 2. A truck hit his Wagon R and Khurana was admitted in the ICCU in the nearest available facility. His family reached the hospital in 3 hours, but he did not survive the injuries. His family could not even say their goodbyes. Khurana was a perfect family man...

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5 Reasons For Not Writing A Will. And The Consequences.

There are many reasons why people don't make a Last Will. Our research has uncovered the following. Inertia, postponing the act A belief that Last Wills are meant only for the old Waiting for life threatening illnesses to nudge you to it Believing that nothing's going to happen to me Don't know what to do, where to go Let's look at each of these closely and examine the truth in it. Inertia. I'll do it later. The only issue...

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