Inventory about the estate in German inheritance law

Inventory about the estate in German inheritance law

As explained in an article before, there is a strong right to get information from the heirs, if you are entitled to a compulsory share. 

Upon your demand the heirs are obliged to give you an inventory of the estate.

But maybe there is reason to deeply mistrust the heirs – or they have given an inventory, but you do not find this very profound, trustworthy.

Then you can also ask – as a second step, but also right from the start – that the inventory should be given by a notary.

Notaries are in Germany (as probably in most countries where you find them) obliged to be neutral and they enjoy a great deal of trustworthiness. Usually they do not want to put that at stake which means that their inventories have high credibility.

Inventories put together by notaries take quite some time, but this waiting period is well invested, since it has a great deal more reliability than an inventory done by a private person. 

If you have an issue in German inheritance law, you can pick up contact with us here

Dr. Donat Ebert
Lawyer in D and HU
Dr. Donat Ebert

Dr. Donat Ebert

Ügyvéd - Rechtsanwalt (HU, D)

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