Forging a will

Section 5 of the Inheritance Law prescribes that a person who was charged with concealing or destroying the last testator’s will, or forged item, or made a claim based upon a forged will – loses his right to inherit the testator.

It should be noted that there are circumstances wherein even the signatures of the witnesses on the will may be forged and not just the testator’s signature.

The way to prove such forgery is to submit a petition to the family court to appoint a graphologist on its behalf to examine forgery claims.

You will always be able to conduct a preliminary inspection by an expert on your behalf in the event of suspended forgery and in this manner you can anticipate in advance the results of the expert appointed by the court; however a personal opinion you ordered cannot constitute evidence in a family court.

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