LawRato.com Launches MakeMyWill – An Online Free Legal Will Making Tool
The generated Will document has been extensively reviewed by multiple lawyers, to ensure it is legally binding. After entering their data, users can download a copy of the Will, sign it along with 2 attesting witnesses, and the Will is legally valid.
Legal Tech Startup LawRato.com has launched MakeMyWill - an online Will
Drafting tool, which allows users to generate a legally binding Will for free.
Through 5 simple steps comprising of basic questions, the tool helps
users define how their estate should be divided after they pass away. The tool
also allows users to define alternate beneficiaries, executors for their will, guardians
for minor children, and even provisions to disinherit family members.
a Will is something people keep putting off, since no one wants to think about
death, and most believe their family will divide the assets amicably, which is
rarely the case. We are
intrigued by the number of harrowed clients calling us to fight against their
brothers and sisters, just because their parents inadvertently did not write a
Will. Siblings battle it out in courts for decades just due to the absence of
that one document that their parents could have written so easily” says Rohan
Mahajan, Founder, LawRato.com.
According to 2016 Survey by civil society organisation Daksh,,
over 53% of civil cases in India are against family members. Property disputes
to top the list among cases filed in the consumer courts.
In India, there are separate religious laws that
govern the Will Laws. It includes Indian Succession Act, 1925, Hindu Law,
Muslim Law and Indian Registration Act, 1908.
Under Hindu Succession Act, if there is no will, all the assets and liabilities
of the deceased person are distributed among his/her legal heirs on the basis
of their closeness with the deceased. It is applicable on Hindus, Buddhists,
Jains, Sikhs etc.
LawRato’s MakeMyWill tool allows user to generate a
simple, legally binding will for free. One of the most common Will formats
include leaving everything to the spouse, and in case of his/her death, to
divide everything equally among the children. Such a Will can be generated
within 5 minutes using the tool. More specific wishes, like leaving a specific
asset to a beneficiary, or giving money to charity can also be easily
“The service is free, as we want more people to
make a will and avoid legal hassles later. We kept the common man in mind,
making the tool really simple to use, and allow easy access from mobile
devices” – adds Nikhil Sarup , CTO LawRato.com.
The generated Will document has been extensively
reviewed by multiple lawyers, to ensure it is legally binding. After entering their data, users can download
a copy of the Will, sign it along with 2 attesting witnesses, and the Will is
legally valid. A Will may be registered at the local SDM office, but it is not
a mandatory requirement.
When it comes to making a Will , most people keep
putting off thinking that they will make a “perfect will” when “the time
comes”. We want to remove the barriers and make it as convenient for people to
protect their legacy, and the rights of their loved ones.