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Probate procedure in Germany – special questions 9

What happens, if someone does not deliver a last will to the Court?

As described in an earlier article, everyone finding a document that could constitute a last will, has to deliver it to the competent Court. In case of violation of that duty, the person commits a crime and can even be excluded from the inheritance for being „unworthy“. 

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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