German Inheritance & Probate Lawyer

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

German
Inheritance
and Probate
Lawyer

Legal Solutions Made in Germany

Regardless of whether estate planning, succession, compulsory portion or business succession, inheritance matters represent an emotional burden for those involved and a considerable legal challenge. Thus, long-term inheritance disputes and the due inheritance tax can negatively impact and possibly damage an inheritance. To prevent this, German inheritance law offers various structuring options to secure the assets created for future generations.

Thanks to its outstanding expertise in German inheritance law and many years of experience, the law firm Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte is your reliable legal partner for efficiently settling inheritance law issues. With our precise and practicable legal solutions, we remove much of the worry that can arise concerning inheritance.

Our German lawyer for inheritance law, Dr Thomas Bichat, will advise you on all legal questions arising in this area and will also be happy to support you in existing legal disputes with the necessary empathy. Our services are also available to clients who live abroad and require legal assistance. We are committed to ensuring that your rights and interests are always protected.

German Inheritance Law Services
for Estate Planning

Our lawyers support clients in matters regarding estate planning and business succession planning. Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte assist testators to draft their will and advise them with key issues of German inheritance law.

German Inheritance Law Services
for Heirs

When inheriting in Germany, it is crucial for heirs to be aware of the requirements of German law. Our lawyers support heirs in obtaining the required documents, advise them in the event of joint succession and represent them should legal disputes occur.

German Inheritance Law Services
for Estate Planning

Our lawyers support clients in matters regarding estate planning and business succession planning. Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte assist testators to draft their will and advise them with key issues of German inheritance law.

German Inheritance Law Services
for Heirs

When inheriting in Germany, it is crucial for heirs to be aware of the requirements of German law. Our lawyers support heirs in obtaining the required documents, advise them in the event of joint succession and represent them should legal disputes occur.

German Inheritance Lawyer: Estate Planning

Some inheritance law issues will arise before a testator’s death and it is vital to get the right legal advice in such matters. It must be noted that there are complications inherent in drafting wills and in estate planning, as there are certain formalities which must be observed to ensure that the will is valid. Professional assistance with drafting a final testament can ensure that the following questions are answered:

  • Who should my heirs be and how are they to receive their inheritance?
  • Can I transfer my assets to my spouse or children under favourable conditions during my lifetime?
  • How can I ensure that after my death, everything happens the way I envisioned?

Our experienced and accomplished inheritance lawyer, Dr Thomas Bichat, is available and ready to answer all of these questions and much more. Through a personal meeting, he will advise you on how you can best fulfil your wishes and ideas regarding your will and final testament.

Business Succession Planning and Estate Planning

Having dedicated their time to building a successful business, entrepreneurs often face the challenge of safeguarding their company to ensure that future generations can benefit from its continued growth and prosperity. Having a solid business succession plan is crucial for entrepreneurs in companies of all sizes. Determining the right person, or group of people, to continue the running of the business is an important consideration.

At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our full-service approach can examine this situation from inheritance and corporate law angles and outline the legal implications of the chosen succession route. Our corporate and contract lawyers can determine whether the company’s articles of association allow the testator to make a gift to their successor or whether the successor can acquire the required shares within the company. If the chosen route is by family succession, our team will support you in designing a family foundation to protect your assets.