Joint wills and testamentary contracts are recognized testamentary dispositions in Germany, beyond the individual will.
Domestic partners do not have statutory inheritance rights under German law.
Forced heirship under German law.
Disclaiming a German inheritance.
In Germany there is no estate tax levied on the entire estate as such. If the decedent was a resident of Germany or if the assets are located in Germany, even foreign beneficiaries have to pay inheritance taxes in Germany (“Erbschaftsteuern”). However, each beneficiary has to pay an inheritance tax to the German government on … Continue reading Inheritance Taxes under German Law