Holger Siegwart – SIEGWART GERMAN AMERICAN LAW

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Burlingame, CA 94010, United States

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Intestate succession under German law - what happens if someone dies without a will in Germany?

What happens if someone dies in Germany without a will? Who will inherit? This article provides a brief introduction to intestate succession under German law…more
| International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Settling an Estate in Germany - The Erbschein

Settling an estate under German law is a daunting task even for those who speak German or grew up in the country. The so called Erbschein is probably the most important document you need if you inherit property in Germany. …more
| International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Dual Citizenship for German Nationals in the US (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung)

Germany does not favor dual citizenship. German citizenship expires by operation of law at the moment the citizenship of another country is accepted. This rule deprived many Germans living in the U.S. of German citizenship. If…more
| Administrative Law, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

German Law: can I inherit debts in Germany?

Under German law you may inherit decedent's debts unless you disclaim the inheritance. Read more on how to disclaim an inheritance in Germany…more
| International Law & Trade, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

German Tax Law: Estate Tax, Inheritance Tax, and Gift Tax in Germany

Information on estate tax and inheritance tax in Germany. Calculate your tax liability if you inherit money or property in Germany. Easy to follow explanation in English from a German lawyer in the United States…more
| Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Probate and Inheritance in Germany

Introduction to German probate and inheritance law from an attorney licensed in Germany and the US (California)…more
| Conflict of Laws, International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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