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Probate procedure in Germany – special questions 13

What happens after the opening of the last will?

All people involved, particularly those who are named in the testament, will be informed about the opening, usually be sending them a copy of the last will.

Once you are serviced this notification, the deadline starts to run, for example for accepting or declining the inheritance.

Having received this notification, it is highly advisable that you consult a competent lawyer.  

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
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