Timely set­tle­ment of mat­ters of inher­it­ance is the best pre­requis­ite for the peace­ful coex­ist­ence of the bereaved parties. Ger­man inher­it­ance law offers numer­ous pos­sib­il­it­ies to adhere to the last will and to indi­vidu­ally determ­ine hered­it­ary suc­ces­sion, which the sub­ject mat­ter already makes extremely com­plex. When spe­cial liv­ing con­di­tions and fin­an­cial cir­cum­stances are added into the mix, inher­it­ance law issues are almost impossible to resolve without spe­cial­ist leg­al knowledge.

Our spe­cial­ist law­yers in inher­it­ance law and fam­ily law offer you com­pet­ent and com­pas­sion­ate advice on all aspects of asset and com­pany suc­ces­sion. If leg­al hered­it­ary suc­ces­sion should lead to undesired res­ults, we will devel­op a tail­or-made strategy with you for the trans­fer of assets dur­ing the person’s life­time or in the event or death. Our not­ar­ies will design on request the appro­pri­ate orders or will review exist­ing wills and inher­it­ance con­tracts for their effect­ive­ness. As an object­ive medi­at­or, we will sup­port you with intern­al fam­ily com­mu­nic­a­tion and will con­trib­ute to the avoid­ance or swift res­ol­u­tion of inher­it­ance dis­putes. You can also rely on our com­pet­ent sup­port in the admin­is­tra­tion of estates.

Our key ser­vices in inher­it­ance law

  • Draft­ing and review­ing of test­a­ment­ary dis­pos­i­tions (wills, inher­it­ance contracts)
  • Anti­cip­ated hered­it­ary suc­ces­sion, draft­ing of dona­tion agreements
  • Advice on suc­ces­sion and suc­ces­sion planning
  • Cla­ri­fic­a­tion and draft­ing of inter­na­tion­al private law-related suc­ces­sion issues
  • Advance dir­ect­ives and liv­ing wills
  • Sup­port with applic­a­tions for cer­ti­fic­ates of inher­it­ance and nego­ti­ations for cer­ti­fic­ates of inher­it­ance, rep­res­ent­a­tion in cer­ti­fic­ate of inher­it­ance proceedings
  • Enforce­ment or rebut­tal of claims to leg­al por­tions of inher­it­ance, draft­ing of con­tracts for the relin­quish­ment of inheritance
  • Help with the admin­is­tra­tion of estates, cre­ation of estate records
  • Estate set­tle­ments and exe­cu­tion of wills, draft­ing of estate set­tle­ment contracts
  • Extraju­di­cial and judi­cial rep­res­ent­a­tion in inher­it­ance disputes


+49 751 8880–35

Part­ner, law­yer and notary

Labour law
Inher­it­ance law

+49 751 8880–34

Law­yer and deputy notary

Inher­it­ance law

+49 751 8880–26

Part­ner, law­yer and notary

+49 751 8880–31

Part­ner, Lawyer

Inher­it­ance law

+49 751 8880–29

Part­ner, law­yer and deputy notary

Fam­ily law