Tracing Overseas Assets

Are you dealing with a deceased relative or other person’s estate and are unsure if they have any assets in Germany?

After a death, it’s often the case that the deceased may have spent many years in another country, perhaps with the services or through a holiday home or extended family ties. They may potentially have assets there that are not immediately obvious.

Tracking down potential bank accounts, property and other assets can be difficult when you don’t know how or where to start looking. Furthermore, German banks and land registry are rather secretive and you will obtain information only when you are able to establish “berechtigtes Interesse” (berechtiges Interesse).

Our firm is specialised to help in such international inheritance cases. The law office Graf & Partners was established in 2003 and has many years of experience with British-German and US-German 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 +49 941 785 30 53