What is the role of Italian Probate Solicitors?

What is the role of Italian Probate Solicitors?Specialist Italian inheritance lawyers advise and assist with the execution of Wills and the complex legal procedures relating to Italian inheritance issues.

Engaging the services of a specialist inheritance lawyer in Italy simplifies the administration of an estate. This includes gathering all the documentation relating to property, assets and/or land. It speeds up the whole inheritance process from identification and location of beneficiaries entitled to the estate of the deceased to tax payments and distribution of assets.

An Italian inheritance lawyer can help draft certified translations of documents, appoint a local notary and manage all required procedures with the relevant Italian authorities to ensure that assets are transferred to the names of the entitled beneficiaries.

Furthermore, an Italian inheritance lawyer can advise whether there are any claims or rights on assets and/or properties according to Italian Inheritance law. A lawyer can conduct searches for properties, titles, deeds and records, obtain an appraisal or a survey of a property with the support of qualified professionals to appraise the value of the deceased’s estate and determine whether there are any debts and liabilities.

Moreover, they can provide advice regarding the procedures for accepting or renouncing an inheritance and the options available to beneficiaries according to Italian law.

A lawyer will provide legal support if you need to:

  • obtain a copy of a public Will;
  • challenge a Will drafted in conflict with Italian legislation in the Italian Courts;
  • manage the whole administration process;
  • register an inherited property in the name of the heir(s) or;
  • if the heir(s) choose to sell inherited properties and or assets, an Italian inheritance lawyer can also manage this.

Italian inheritance lawyers can also determine taxation connected with an inheritance and calculate the inheritance tax due.

Where the estate includes bank accounts connected to an inheritance case, an Italian inheritance lawyer can help release accounts. Furthermore, a lawyer can ensure the correct distribution of funds to beneficiaries.

Finally …

For more information about Italian succession, you might find our Italian Inheritance Guide helpful. If you would like to discuss a case with us, please contact us for a free consultation.

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