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Inheriting an Italian estate 

If you are dealing with the inheritance of Italian assets, it can be hard to know where to start, especially if you are not an Italian citizen yourself. You will probably have a number of questions about how to deal with the Italian estate such as: How do you obtain Italian probate? What inheritance laws apply to the Italian estate? Is there inheritance […]

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Obtaining probate in Germany

The equivalent of a Grant of Probate in Germany is called a Certificate of Inheritance (Erbschein) or Certificate of Executorship (Testaments-vollstreckerzeugnis), both of which are issued by the German probate court (Nachlassgericht).  It is necessary to have either a Certificate of Inheritance or a Certificate of Executorship in order to access the assets of an […]

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Inheriting Australian and New Zealand shares

If you are dealing with the inheritance of shares held in Australian or New Zealand companies – such as shares in Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Brambles or ANZ Bank for instance – you will need to follow the relevant process so that the inherited shares can be transferred or sold. If the shares are in […]

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Inheriting a Spanish property

This article is based on the assumption that the deceased was a UK national however, we can also assist the beneficiaries of Spanish property from all over the world. If you need help in dealing with the inheritance of a Spanish property or other assets in Spain, contact us on (+44) 01244 470339 or email info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk     […]

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Waiving a foreign inheritance

If you are the beneficiary or heir of an estate with assets abroad, it may be that you do not want to receive the inheritance and would like to waive or refuse your right to receive the foreign inheritance. There are a number of reasons why a beneficiary may want to reject their inheritance, such […]