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Apply for a certificate of inheritance


You inherited. If you now want to dispose of the inheritance, in many cases a certificate of inheritance is required so that you can identify yourself in business transactions. The certificate of inheritance is issued by the District Court - Department of Probate Court.

Whether you need a certificate of inheritance and which documents are required for the application depends on the individual case and should be clarified in an individual consultation. Therefore, it is always advisable to contact the district court – department probate court – or a notary of your choice.

Attention! The certificate of inheritance must be applied for in particular; a simple letter is not enough! The affidavit in the application for a certificate of inheritance requires the personal appearance of an heir at the probate court or notary.

As a rule, civil status certificates (birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, extracts from the family book) must be presented. If a handwritten will is available, it must be presented in the original. You can find out which documents are required in your case to obtain the certificate of inheritance from the district court - probate court - or a notary of your choice.

The responsibility for issuing the certificate of inheritance is to be distinguished from that for the application (acceptance of the affidavit). A certificate of inheritance is issued by the district court - probate court. The probate court of the testator's last place of residence has jurisdiction. On the other hand, you can submit the affidavit to any district court or to a notary of your choice. The court responsible for your request can be found in the list of places and courts

§ 2353 BGB + §352, 352b - e FamFG

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