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Dear Sir/Madam.

My grandfather wrote a will and clearly stated what should happen with the property in terms of successor being my father,mother,uncle and grandmother.Its registered,legal and last will he wrote.
As per my grandfather's wish the property was divided into two successor groups namely my grandmother and uncle , and my father&Mother.After death of all of the above listed,I am the one whom the property belongs.

My uncle is a divorcee however aunt is living with us from long on mutual agreement. My uncle now wants to do some mutual agreement that after the death of my grandmother and him, aunt will also have the full right to the property that he used to have while he was alive.
He has no objections in the property coming to me after death of his wife but wants to make sure for all good reasons that aunt can also have the same benefits after his death.

My question is as below:

First of all can this be done to a will ?
Secondly is this a simple task or would prove to be tricky in future because of any reasons ?
Is there an opportunity for challenging the will?


Alteration in the WILL can be made only by the maker of the Will and no one else.Hence, after the death of your grand-father, his Will cannot be altered by anybody.The Will can always be challenged on the ground of its invalidity like the person who made the Will was not of sound mind,he was compelled to make the Will under coercion,there were no witnesses etc.However, the Family members can enter into a Family Settlement Deed for equitable distribution of wealth and also to maintain peaceful and cordial relation in the family.Since it relates to division of property, it will require registration.Even courts have recognised such mode of settlement.For further details please consult a lawyer and follow his advice in the matter.

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