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Request safekeeping of the will


If you want to ensure that your disposition is due to death (e.B. Your handwritten will) is found and opened in the event of inheritance, you can place it in special official custody. Special official custody in court also protects your will from forgery or loss. The deposit of wills is also recorded in the Central Register of Wills.

If you want to deposit a disposition of property upon death yourself, it is advisable to proceed as follows:

  • Please contact the probate court responsible for you and make an appointment.
  • In addition to the disposition of property upon death, please also bring your birth certificate and identity card to the appointment.
  • After deposit, you will receive a deposit certificate as proof of the deposit.
  • Later, you will receive a court expense invoice.

Contact the district court.

  • The testator requests that his disposition be placed in special official custody upon death (as a rule, it is advisable to appear in person at the probate court; however, a written application or representation is also possible).
  • If the disposition was issued by a notary upon death, the notary will usually arrange the necessary measures.
  • Appeal to the competent probate court, § 344 FamFG.
  • Proof of identity by presenting the identity card and birth certificate.
  • Submission of the disposition to be deposited upon death.
  • Birth certificate
  • Identity card
  • The disposition to be deposited upon death

Deposit fee: 75,- EUR

Fee of the Federal Chamber of Notaries for registration in the Central Register of Wills: 18,- EUR.

Usually, the matter is settled at the first interview.

In the event of rejection of official custody, the Rechtspfleger decides by decision, § 38 FamFG. The testator requesting custody may lodge a temporary appeal against the rejection, §§ 58 et seq., 63 FamFG, 11 RPflG.


If, according to land law, a clerk was functionally responsible instead of the rechtspfleger, a reminder must be filed in accordance with § 573 ZPO.

Forms required: No

Online procedure possible: No

Written form required: No

Personal appearance necessary: No. You can be represented or submit the application in writing. In order to avoid further inquiries, the personal interview is recommended. If you have made the disposition of property upon death with a notary, he will usually arrange the necessary.

In certain cases, the special official custody is also arranged by third parties if you wish, e.B. when drawing up a notarial will or inheritance contract. The notary then ensures that the deed is placed in special official custody.

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Ref. II 3, JM NRW

Amtsgericht Halle (Saale)
Thüringer Straße 16
06112 Halle (Saale), Stadt
06095 Halle (Saale), Stadt
0345 2200
0345 2205030

Remark: It is not permissible to bring a legally effective action before a court, a public prosecutor's office or any other judicial authority of the state of Saxony-Anhalt by e-mail, to file applications, to lodge an appeal or to make other procedural declarations. In particular, no deadline is met! The delivery method by e-mail is therefore only suitable for non-form-bound messages. Further information on e-mail traffic and electronic legal transactions can be found under https://lsaurl.de/justizemail. The court's privacy policy can be found at https://lsaurl.de/aghaldsgvo.

General (Does not apply to counselling assistance)
Monday 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday 09:00 -12:00 and 15:00 -17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:00

Counselling assistance (only on the following days!)
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00

Paying agent / court cashier
Monday 08:30 - 12:15 and 13:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:15 and 13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:15 and 13:30 - 15:30
Thursday 08:30 - 12:15 and 13:30 - 15:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

Linie 30
2 und 5
Fees: yes
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible