Advice for Heirs – German Inheritance Lawyer
The death of a family member can lead to many legal difficulties, and at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are here to support you. Inheritance law requirements in Germany can leave heirs with many questions over the final testament and the actions they need to take to acquire their property. Our lawyers will assist you with obtaining bank account information, the power of disposition, and gaining inheritance certificates (“Erbscheine”).
Aspects of an inheritance can also be controversial. There may be suspicions of undue influence in drafting a will that our lawyers can investigate. In cases where family members have been deliberately written out of the will, disputes can arise regarding the mandatory share of the inheritance (das Pflichtteil). Cases with multiple heirs (a “community of heirs”) is another area that often requires expert legal guidance from an experienced inheritance lawyer.
At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our inheritance law expert, Dr. Thomas Bichat, advises clients in Germany and further afield on all matters relating to German inheritance law.