Some people would rather die than talk about drawing up a will. For many, it is difficult to accept that one day they will no longer be here. However, an inheritance may be divided in a very different way from what the deceased would probably have wanted if he or she had made a will.
In other cases, surviving relatives may face very serious financial problems which could have been fully or partially avoided through the preparation of a will and perhaps a marriage contract. A will may also help prevent conflicts between beneficiaries.
We have many years of experience in advising on the drawing-up of wills and marriage contracts. Our services in connection with the preparation of wills and marriage contracts include:
- Division of inheritance, taking into account the rules on forced heirship and inheritance according to the will of the deceased.
- Separate property clauses for inheritance
- Settlement options
- Wills appointing testamentary guardians for children
- Consideration of orders of succession
- Arrangements designed to reduce inheritance tax
- Division of household effects
- Clauses on administration of an estate
- Beneficiary clauses concerning disbursements under pension and life insurance policies