We Deal With International Estate & Probate Matters Since 2003
Estate administration is what we specialise in. Our probate lawyers and inheritance tax specialists have the expertise to advise on all bereavement related issues with regard to the jurisdictions Germany, Austria, Switzerland and England & Wales.
We know how to handle intestacy and how to interpret wills in foreign languages. We are able to deal with foreign shares and obtain Grants of Probate in the above countries.
We reconcile contradicting wills, and – where necessary – we represent clients in probate litigation in Germany (for more on probate litigation Germany see this post).
Our goal is to help families move on in difficult times. We understand that every estate and family is different and that international probate can be very confusing and difficult, even dangerous in that according to the succession laws of some European countries, the inheritors may become personally liable for the debts of the deceased. We will protect your family from such liability risks.
We value the assets, correspond with the tax authorities and deal with the sale of any property if you wish us to do so. For more information see these posts and the below video
The law firm Graf & Partners and its German-English litigation department was established in 2003 and has many years of experience with British-German and US-German probate matters, including the representation of clients in contentious probate matters. If you wish us to advise or represent you in a German or cross border inheritance case please contact German solicitor Bernhard Schmeilzl, LL.M. (Leicester) at +49 941 463 7070.