How long does it take to get a German certificate of inheritance

How long does it take to get a German certificate of inheritance? As most clients now already or informed by me then, usually the starting point for getting real access to the estate of a German inheritance case is the possession of a certificate of inheritance. This document can only be issued by the competent … Weiterlesen …

invalid testament

Invalid testament – and its consequences The other day in a case-file…. I read the following: „The testator left behind a computer-written testament which was signed by his own hand…“ And of course in the next sentence comes the conclusion: the testament is invalid The consequence The only result German inheritance law foresees for such … Weiterlesen …

German Inheritance law – succession to liabilities

According to German inheritance law, the inheritance consists of all assets, but also of all liabilities the testator left behind. In other words: you can also inherit debts. And even worse: after the inheritance you are liable for the debts with your own private assets.  This can of course be avoided by either disclaiming the … Weiterlesen …

clearance statement from German tax-office in a German inheritance case

Clearance statement from German tax-office in a German inheritance case In an inheritance case in Germany clients often wonder why they do not get access to the money deposited on a German bank account – even after they are in possession of an inheritance certificate. The reason why is that banks, insurances and other institutions taking … Weiterlesen …

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