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
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
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.
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
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
Introduction to German probate and inheritance law from an attorney licensed in Germany and the US (California)…more
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