The law in the Netherlands sets forth the main principles of heirship, however, the specific wishes of the individual passing on the assets are not always considered. For this purpose, will preparation in Netherlands
is a certain way of ensuring who is entitled to assets after your departure.
Individuals may find it helpful to talk to a professional before drawing up their will or testament. One of the experts at our Dutch law firm
can assist you during this process.
The Dutch Inheritance Law
The Dutch Inheritance Law allows individuals to establish their heirs but only when a will or succession by will is prepared. If this document is now drawn up, then the succession will be determined as per the law.
When there is no will present, only blood relatives and spouses are entitled to inherit the assets, the children and the spouse have priority over other groups of relatives such as brothers or sisters. The children have the right to receive a fixed amount of the inheritance, also referred to as a statutory claim.
Our team of Dutch lawyers is able to help you draw up the will.
Drawing up a will in the Netherlands
According to law, wills in the Netherlands are valid if they are drawn up before a notary public. A subsequent registration of the will is mandatory.
Th authentic will is drawn up by the notary in the presence of the testator and the contents of the document shall remain confidential until the departure of the testator.
The will may contain provisions about guardianship for the children, the distribution of the estate, the property abroad (if any), succession planning
for company owners in the Netherlands
and even the disinheritance of certain individuals.
One of the experts at our law firm in the Netherlands can help you with will preparation as per your indications and wishes.
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