How to leave a will as per China Law

Jingzhan-Wang, a famous China lawyer

Tianjin Lawyer

As per the Succesion Law of People’s republic of China,there is several ways to leave a will before someone is deceased.

  • Leave a will that is notarized. A testator could leave a will and get it notarized before passing away. People usually think that a notarized will must be the most secure way to dispose of his property, but you should know that a notary public in China usually only certifies that the testator have the legal capablity to make a will and the signature on the letter of will is true, but the notary public wouldn’t declare that the content of a will is legal or not. If you don’t a legal expert, you’d better to consult a lawyer before making a will as per China laws.In addition, if a testator made two or above notarized wills at different time, the latter will could overwrite the former one.
  • Leave a will by handwritting. A will that is made by handwritting of the testator and specify the date of formulation.
  • Leave a will by in the form of sound-recording, this form of will only applies to in the situation when the testator couldn’t make a handwriting will. such a sound-recording will shall be witnessed at, least, two witnesses.
  • Leave a will that’s written by somebody else on behalf of the testator. In this situation, two or more witnesses is needed.

In addition, when in emergency make a nuncupative will, which shall be witnessed by two or more witnesses. When the emergency situation is finished or disappear, and if the testator is able to make a will in writing or in the form of a sound-recording, the nuncupative will he has made shall be invalidated.

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