Estate Planning in Germany

German Inheritance Lawyers

Estate Planning in Germany

German Inheritance Lawyers

Planning your estate can be an unpleasant business. It is often delayed or completely neglected. The reason for this is not only the inevitable preoccupation with one’s demise but also the effort and complexity of estate planning. Legal questions and, if necessary, problems often arise that can also go beyond inheritance law. Tax and corporate law, for example, are often of great relevance.

Careful estate planning ensures that your wishes for the succession of your assets are implemented. It also serves to avoid losses in value. Moreover, by creating clarity, inheritance disputes can be prevented. For those and other reasons, timely and forward-looking estate planning is recommended.

In the following article, you will come to know some structuring options for estate planning. If you have any questions or would like individual legal advice, please do not hesitate to contact the legal team at Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte.

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Disposition due to Death

The most important tool for settling the estate is the disposition of property upon death, which can be drawn up in the form of a will or a contract of inheritance. In addition to the desired appointments of heirs and disinheritances, it may also be possible to impose conditions, e.g., about the burial or care of a relative. In addition, the testator can use a d