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Gopalakrishnan's Law of Wills

Gopalakrishnan's Law of Wills

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(Dealing with Wills of all Communities Including Exhaustive Case Law alongwith
Model Forms of Wills and Relevant Statutes)

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Description
The Tenth edition of this Treatise on Law of Wills is now before the esteemed readers. In this edition, consisting of 87 chapters, besides the inclusion of all relevant Forms, Precedents and Appendices, almost all aspects on the subject of Will, inter alia including its meaning, definition, kinds of Wills, concepts of Testator, Beneficiary, Execution of Will, Statutory requirements and the importance of Witness to a Will, Proof of a Will, Revocation of a Will, Types of Revocations, Rules relating to Construction of a Will as a document and the interpretation of the words used in the Will, inter se relationship between Law of Will and the Personal Laws in India, concept of Probate and the procedure thereof, Letter of Administration of Will, et al are elaborately dealt with to give the readers a thorough understanding of the subject. Both substantive and procedural aspects of the Law relating to Law of Will have been discussed and elaborated at all places, wherever found necessary. Notable additions have been made to several chapters with updated case law.
I hope that the readers of this edition of the book would find it useful and interesting.
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Contents
Chapter
1.    Introduction
2.     Succession
3.    Statutory Law
4.    "Will" Defined
5.    Kinds of Wills
6.    Nature of the Will
7.    Domicile
8.    Freedom of Testation
9.    Who can Make a Will
10.  Requisites of a Valid Will
11.  Making of Will
12.  Proof of a Will
13.  Will by Incorporation
14.  Informal Wills
15.  Time when Will Speaks
16.  Revocation
17.  Revocation by Destruction
18.  Conditional revocation
19.  Wills by Donee of Power
20.  Republication
21.  Alterations
22.  Who can Take under a Will
23.  Mohammedan Law of Wills
24.  Mohammedan Law of Wakfs
25.  Hindu Law of Wills
26.  Construction of Wills
27.  Rules of Construction under the Indian Succession Act
28.  Mistakes and Misdescriptions
29.  Doctrine of Ejusdem Generis
30.  Doctrine of Persona Designata
31.  Subject of a Will
32.  Will must be Construed as a Whole
33.  Construction in Favour of Validity, Consistency and Reasonableness
34.  Testator's Intention to be Effectuated as far as Possible
35.  Contradictions
36.  Extrinsic Evidence
37.  Bequest Void For Uncertainty
38.  Gift to Charity
39.  Bequests to Charitable Gifts and Charitable Uses when Void
40.  Hindu Conception of Charity
41.  What May Be Disposed of by Will
42.  Bequest to 'Heirs' of 'A'
43.  Alternative and Substitutional Gift
44.  Legacy to 'A' and his Heirs
45.  Class Gifts: What is a Class Gift?
46.  Legacy - When Void
47.  Perpetuity
48.  Effect on Failure of One Bequest under a Will on Others
49.  Rule against Accumulations
50.  Bequests, Devises and Legacies
51.  Legacies: Further Classified
52.  Contingent Interest
53.  Onerous Bequests
54.  Gifts on Conditions
55.  Doctrine of Acceleration
56.  Gift-over on the Happening of a Condition Subsequent
57.  Conditions in Restraint of Alienation
58.  Gift-over to Survivors
59.  Residuary Legacy
60.  Implied Bequests
61.  Bequest of Rents or Income
62.  Legacies Subject to Liabilities
63.  Bequest of Annuities
64.  Legacy as Satisfaction of a Debt
65.  Ademption, Meanings of
66.  Failure of Legacies
67.  Lapse of Legacies
68.  Election
69.  Donatio Mortis Causa
70.  Protection to Property of Deceased
71.  Office of Executor
72.  Rules of Construction of Words
73.  Representative Title to Property of Deceased on Succession
74.  Probate, Letters of Administration and Administration of Assets of Deceased
75.  Limited Grants
76.  Alteration and Revocation of Grants
77.  Practice in Granting and Revoking Probates and Letters of Administration
78.  Executors of their Own Wrong
79.  Powers of an Executor or Administrator
80.  Duties of an Executor or Administrator
81.  Assent to a Legacy by Executor or Administrator
82.  Payment and Apportionment of Annuities
83.  Investment of Funds to Provide for Legacies
84.  Produce and Interest of Legacies
85.  Refunding of Legacies
86.  Liability of an Executor or Administrator for Devastation
87.  Grant of Succession Certificate
Referendum 
Forms & Precedents 
Appendices
Subject Index
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Author Details
S.K. Sarvaria
LL.M, LL.B., B.A. (Hons.) Former District and Sessions Judfe, Delhi (NW) President, New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum
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