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Probate & Wills
22
May

Division of the Inheritance without a Will

When someone dies without leaving a Will, under Italian law the following norms apply for the subdivision of the inheritance among the legitimate heirs: descendants of the deceased compete only with the spouse, excluding the ascendants; in the absence of descendants, the spouse competes with the ascendants. The following table is indicative but is non-exhaustive...
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22
Oct

Types of Italian Will

Types of Wills A Will is the best way to state your last wishes ensuring that your estate is transferred to any of your family members, friends, companies or charities you wish. Under the Italian law there are different ways of drafting a Will: Testamento Olografo: equivalent to the English Handwritten Will it has to be...
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17
Oct

Italian Inheritance Law – A Brief Guide for Foreigners

The Italian inheritance law is based on the last will of the deceased, regardless of the movable or immovable nature of the property, making the heirs succeed jointly to the estate on both assets and liabilities in equal portions, unless otherwise provided for in the testament. The latter circumstance constitutes the main difference between heirs...
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