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Probate procedure in Germany – special questions 4

Who is competent within the court?

At the basic courts thee is a department for inheritance cases which then are usually called „probate court  („Nachlassgericht“).

Within the probate court it is usually the „legal clerk“ who administers the cases. If in the procedure „foreign law“ (non-German law) has to be applied, judges take over the task. 

Also the „legal clerks“ are very qualified and usually experienced people, in their work they are almost as independent as the judges. 

If you have an issue with German Inheritance Law, we can assist you in English. You find our contact details here

Dr. Donat Ebert

Dr. Donat Ebert
Lawyer (D)

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