Many things will be happening at once when a close relative or an acquaintance dies. In addition to the emotions you will be going through, the practical consequences demand your attention. Chambers Advocaten are happy to assist you in a professional manner with regard to the legal side of the settlement of an estate. The division of an estate, for instance, carrying out a will correctly, or a good understanding of the rights and duties of an heir. Issues that you may come across after a person close to you has passed away, include:
there is no last will and testament, what rules apply?;
there is a last will and testament and what are its consequences?;
the last will and testament is not clear;
should I accept the inheritance without an inventory being made, under the benefit of inventory, or renounce the inheritance and what would then be the consequences?
in the will, I have been appointed as executor, but what are then actually my duties?
the executor does not his/her work (properly) or does not provide any information, what can I do about that?
the statutory share will have to established;
there may have been gifts;
things have disappeared;
there is a disagreement about the division.
Chambers Advocaten provide advice and assistance to reach the best possible outcome for you in the given situation. We will look beyond the law and will also assist you in clear communications and keeping family relationships intact. Sometimes it may be better to reach a solution by means of a mediation process including all persons involved. In other cases legal proceedings may appear to be most effective.
In close consultation with you, we will work on an approach that suits you and your specific situation best, including a consideration of feasibility and costs and benefits.
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