Welcome to the official blog of the Law Offices of Kr. Vivek Tanwar Advocate and Associates, where we are dedicated to providing litigation support services for matters related to properties. In today’s blog post, we aim to shed light on the prevailing issues surrounding property, the legal framework in place for their protection, and the steps we can take as a society to combat these acts. Join us as we explore this critical subject and empower you with the knowledge to protect your rights and safety.

What Is Succession?

Succession refers to the process by which the property, assets, rights, and obligations of a deceased person are transferred to their legal heirs or beneficiaries. It is the transmission of property from the deceased to those who succeed or take over the ownership and rights of the deceased’s estate.

Succession can occur in two primary ways:

  1. Testate Succession: When a person passes away leaving a valid will or testament, the transfer of their property and assets is governed by the terms specified in the will. The person making the will is known as the “testator,” and the document itself is called the “Will” or “Last Will and Testament.” The Will sets out how the testator’s property should be distributed among their chosen beneficiaries (legatees) after their death.
  2. Intestate Succession: When a person dies without leaving a valid will, their property is distributed according to the laws of intestate succession. These laws vary from one jurisdiction to another but typically prioritize the deceased person’s legal heirs, such as a spouse, children, parents, siblings, etc. The property is distributed among the legal heirs as per the rules of intestacy established by the relevant laws of the country or region.

The process of succession involves various legal formalities, including proving the validity of the will (if applicable), identifying the legal heirs, determining the rightful shares of each heir, and transferring the ownership of assets and property accordingly. In some cases, the estate may go through the probate process, where a court oversees the administration and distribution of the deceased person’s assets.

Step By Step Process For Registration Of Succession :

The procedure for the registration of succession, specifically the registration of a will or testament, can vary depending on the jurisdiction and local laws. However, the general steps involved in the registration of a succession document are as follows:

  1. Determine the applicable laws:
    • The first step is to determine the laws that govern succession in the relevant jurisdiction. Succession laws govern the transfer of assets, property, and rights after the death of an individual.
  2. Obtain the death certificate:
    • You will need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased individual. This can usually be obtained from the relevant government authority responsible for registering deaths.
  3. Gather necessary documents:
    • Gather all relevant documents related to the deceased person’s assets, liabilities, and other financial and legal matters. This may include wills, trusts, property deeds, bank account statements, insurance policies, and any other relevant documents.
  4. Identify the legal heirs:
    • Determine who the legal heirs of the deceased person are according to the applicable succession laws. The legal heirs are typically determined based on familial relationships and can include spouses, children, parents, and other close relatives.
  5. File a petition for succession:
    • In some jurisdictions, you may need to file a petition or application with the appropriate court or government authority to initiate the succession process. The petition will typically include details about the deceased person, their assets, and the proposed distribution of the estate.
  6. Valuation of assets:
    • The assets of the deceased person may need to be valued for the purpose of determining the estate’s total value. This valuation may be conducted by professional appraisers or as per the guidelines provided by the relevant authorities.
  7. Settle outstanding debts and taxes:
    • Before the estate can be distributed to the legal heirs, any outstanding debts, taxes, or other obligations of the deceased person must be settled. This may involve paying off creditors and filing the necessary tax returns and paying any applicable inheritance or estate taxes.
  8. Obtain a succession certificate or probate:
    • Once the necessary legal procedures are completed, the court or the relevant authority may issue a succession certificate or grant probate. This document establishes the legal authority of the executor or administrator to distribute the assets of the deceased person according to succession laws.
  9. Transfer of assets:
    • With the succession certificate or probate in hand, the legal heirs can proceed with the transfer and distribution of the assets according to the wishes of the deceased person as expressed in their will or as determined by the succession laws.


The procedure of registration of succession involves proving the validity of a deceased person’s will (if available) or determining legal heirs through applicable laws of intestate succession. The beneficiaries are identified, and the deceased person’s assets and property are distributed as per the will or relevant succession laws. The executor or legal representative submits the required documents to the local authorities, pays any applicable fees, and obtains a succession certificate or probate order, enabling the transfer of assets to the rightful heirs. The process ensures a smooth and legal transfer of property and assets in accordance with the wishes of the deceased or the applicable laws.

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