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Everything you wanted to know about wills but were reluctant to ask

Updated : June 19, 2018 06:26 PM IST

A will, or a testamentary instrument in legal parlance, is the declaration of intention of a person (testator) with respect to his property, which he desires to be carried into effect upon his demise.
The Supreme Court of India recently legalised passive euthanasia by giving legal sanction to an ‘advance medical directive’ or ‘living wills’.
In such documents, the testator can convey the steps to be taken by his nominee in the event of terminal illness or prolonged medical treatment, and if he becomes incompetent or unable to communicate at such time.
Everything you wanted to know about wills but were reluctant to ask
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