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If you want to pass on something, you can write a handwritten will. The headline should contain the words "will" or "my last will". The entire Testament must be written by hand and personally signed with name and surname - a computer printout is not enough. The Testament should be signed with place and date on every page. A younger Testament picks up an older if several exists.
A will determines the succession, the inheritance of the special items, or even the occurrence of a specific person instead of the heir – if this is already deceased. The most important part of the Testament is to determine the heirs by the author. Spouse, children, or any other person can be used as heirs. Here, the wording must be unique.
Questions and answers
What are the advantages of an executor?
With the appointment of an executor, the testator can ensure the fulfilment of tasks and legacies beyond his death. If there are several heirs, an executor can manage the estate.
Where should the will be deposited?
A will can be kept at home. It is safe to deposit a will in the Probate Court. As a result, it may be opened immediately in the event of death.
What is a compulsory part claim?
Pursuant to § 2303 BGB, close relatives of the deceased despite disinheriting may request financial compensation.
Information and explanations to the inheritance law
Everything worth knowing about the subject of heirs and inheritance put together in an online brochure.
Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer protection - www.bmjv.de