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Inheritance law in Germany - English-German lawyers - NJORD Law Firm


At a arvefald under German law, there are certain procesretslige steps that must be adhered to, and special technical terms which can be useful to knowWant the testator to deviate from the rules of intestacy, in Germany this is necessary to create a will or a arvepagt. Germany and Denmark in the Danish-German tax treaty set out which country may tax the inheritance. That applies in Germany, special tax rates, depending on which tax bracket the legacy is located in. If a dane has been residing in Germany and died there, German inheritance law, as a rule, apply. Thereby decide German law also, who inherits, and what rights the heirs may make claims.