Posted Feb 2018
Receiving inherited property, disputes between heirs and recognition as an unworthy heir are the processes occurring in our daily life. Inheritance Law is a rather labor-intensive and painful area of jurisprudence because settlement of inheritance issues is often accompanied by tense relations between close relatives and as a rule, the lawyer appears in the epicenter of such tension.
In the course of settlement of inheritance issues, the role of the lawyer is not limited to consulting his client. He is also obliged to provide the maximum moral support to the client who suffers a great loss due to the death of the ancestor.
Tasks and duties of the lawyer in the course of settlement of inheritance issues
From legal point of view, inheritance issues are governed by the norms of Civil Code. Not only the procedure of receiving inherited property, but also order of succession, recognition as an unworthy heir etc. are prescribed by law.
In the course of settlement of inheritance issues the lawyer carries out the following actions:
Draft documents, request necessary excerpts and other documents from state institutions
Determine the portion of the inherited property personally or with the assistance of independent experts
Protect interests of the client in the courts of all instances when appealing against the inheritance certificate, in the process of recognition as an heir, requesting mandatory portion or recognition as an unworthy heir.