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In addition to arranging the funeral, you must have a Certificate of Inheritance drawn up by a notary. During the preparation of a Certificate of Succession, it is recorded, among other things, who the heirs are and who is responsible for settling the estate.

After a death, it is also wise to inform banks in order to block the accounts.

You can check whether the deceased had a will drawn up at the Central Register of Wills. On the other hand, the content of the will can only be found out through a notary, provided you are an interested party.

The main difference is that a will is drawn up by a notary and a codicil is not. A codicil is a text written by the testator himself, bearing the date on which it was written with his or her signature. In a codicil, a specifically named possession (for example, a piece of jewelry, piece of furniture or art object) is left to someone. Because a codicil is not registered with a notary, there is a chance that the codicil can get lost. A codicil is also sensitive to fraud.

In some cases, heirs are unable to settle an estate together. In other cases, heirs may not be able to settle the estate, for example because they are living abroad, because of emotional stress or because of health issues. As an independent executor, Partiar can help you with the settlement of the estate. An independent executor always acts in the interest of all heirs and not just of one or more heirs. Settlement of an estate often involves complex matters that require the necessary legal and tax knowledge. Partiar works professionally and carefully and thus takes care of a lot of wories in a period of grieve.

An executor must be an expert in many fields: have financial and tax knowledge, be able to assess policies and explain the will, be able to sell real estate, et-cetera. In addition, good contact with heirs is also expected from the executor . The executor must inform them about the progress of the settlement on a regularly basis.

In general, this is not a problem. But it depends, among other things, on the content of the will.

If you refuse the executorship, the will usually states what the next steps are. For example, a second executor may be named in the will. This second executor acts after the first executor refuses his task or has passed away.

What if all designated executors refuse the executorship? In that case, for example, a creditor can submit a request to the subdistrict court to have a liquidator appointed. Partiar can guide this procedure.

A will can prevent a lot of quarrels. With a will you decide yourself what your wishes are with regard to your assets or other possessions. In addition, you can determine who will be responsible for the settlement of the estate, the executor. If you do not want to burden your family with this task, you can appoint an independent executor as Partiar.

The rules that an executor must adhere to can be found in the will and book 4 of the Civil Code. If the rules are not followed correctly, the sub-district court may be called in to correct the executor. In addition, an executor must of course execute the will. More information can be found on the on the website of NOVEX.

No, but you do need a notary to have a Certificate of Inheritance or the Certificate of Execution drawn up. This does not have to be the notary who made the will, this can be any notary.

You can check whether a will exists at the Central Register of Wills (CTR). On the other hand, the contents of the will can only be disclosed through a notary and only to heirs and/or an executor.

The costs of the settlement are paid by the estate.

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