The core area of our notarial practice in the field of inheritance law comprises the drafting of testamentary dispositions. Our notaries are available to assist clients in this area in the drafting of individual wills, joint wills between spouses or also in the drafting of inheritance contracts between unmarried persons — often in combination with lifetime transfers or as part of arrangements governing a company succession. The rights of third parties to a compulsory portion are also frequently an important element of deeds in the case of testamentary dispositions, however.
In addition, our notaries are available to assist clients seeking legal assistance in all questions relating to the disclaimer of succession. This applies both to the prerequisites of a disclaimer and its consequences. Finally, in many cases our notaries certify applications for the granting of a certificate of inheritance or — and this is increasingly the case when foreign assets are involved — applications for the issue of a European Certificate of Succession.