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Probate procedure in Germany – special questions 7

 How does the last will get to the court?

Last wills in official „deposit“ with a notary public or a court will be sent there automatically, „ex officio“.

Apart from that everyone who finds a last will has a strict obligation to submit the document immediately. A violation of this duty can have very severe consequence, can be prosecuted and declared „unworthy“ of the inheritance.   

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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