IPC Claims Northern Cyprus

Immoveable Property Commission: Northern Cyprus compensation claims, December 2019 deadline

In 2005 the government in the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ (TRNC) passed legislation which created the Immovable Property Compensation Commission (IPC), an organisation which seeks to provide a just and effective remedy to the property claims of Greek Cypriots who lost control of their properties due to the Turkish military intervention in 1974. For further information […]

Italian family certificate

What is a Family Certificate in Italy?

When dealing with inheritance matters in Italy, you may be requested by the Italian authorities to produce a document called Certificato di stato di Famiglia (Family Certificate). This document is extracted from official public registers held at Italian Councils (Comune) certifying your family relationship with the deceased or other family members. It contains information regarding members of […]

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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 […]