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German ProbateGerman Succession & Inheritance Law

How to renounce (disclaim) Inheritance in Germany

Doing nothing can make you liable for your dead German relative's debts In most cases it is considered rather good news to inherit an estate. However, if the deceased was heavily indebted it may be a different story. This is especially dangerous in Germany due to the principle of universal succession, according to which the heir receives the estate automatically (details here). What needs to be done to renounce a German inheritance? The heir must…
Bernhard Schmeilzl
July 22, 2014