Italian inheritance is complex. Get the right advice
If you have been named as a beneficiary of assets in Italy, and you have decided to accept your Italian inheritance, it is a good idea to use a specialist Italian Inheritance lawyer to help support you. The Italian inheritance process can be complex so, obtaining the right legal advice and having the right lawyer on your side will be massively beneficial. Especially if you are not resident in Italy.
Why engage the services of an Italian inheritance lawyer?
First of all, the loss of a loved one makes families feel fragile and emotionally vulnerable. This is completely understandable. Dealing with inheritance issues on top of loss can feel very stressful. Having an attorney with legal expertise in Italian inheritance matters will help relieve some of that strain.
A specialist Italian Inheritance lawyer will act on your behalf – and in your interests to protect your inheritance. This means that you can be certain of having a calm, rational, professional and trustworthy presence in Italy. You will also receive sound advice for all the issues that arise in your case throughout the inheritance process.
The Italian probate procedure is not always straightforward. It can be frustrating and time-consuming. A specialist Italian Inheritance lawyer will be able to guide you through all the legal and tax issues that may arise.
You may need to be able to prove legal entitlement to your Italian inheritance. Your solicitor will be able to help you gather all the necessary paperwork as evidence.
Most inheritance cases are uncontested and if there are claims, cases tend to be settled out of court because it ultimately helps to reduce the cost of the case. However, if your case does end up in court, having an attorney on your side can be enormously advantageous. In fact, having your own attorney will help ensure that all of your documents are in order, strengthen your legal position and add knowledge to your case.
The above are just a few of the reasons why you should engage a solicitor when accepting an Italian inheritance. Engaging the services of an Italian lawyer who speaks your language will give you the peace of mind that your case is being handled correctly and that proceedings run as smoothly and efficiently as they possibly can.
We have produced a comprehensive Guide to Italian Inheritance. It contains legal advice about the Italian Inheritance process, which we hope you will find useful.
If you would like to consult an Italian inheritance lawyer about your case, please contact us.
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