Apply for a joint certificate of inheritance limited in subject matter

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When a testator dies, he or she usually leaves not just one heir, but several. These heirs become part of the so-called community of heirs at the time of inheritance. The estate is only divided among the individual heirs in accordance with the agreements made after the inheritance has been divided.

In principle, each individual co-heir can apply for a certificate of inheritance, with which he or she can prove to third parties that he or she is the rightful heir. If, however, the community of heirs wishes to act jointly and to act vis-à-vis banks, insurers and the land registry, a joint certificate of inheritance is often required.

A certificate of inheritance limited to the decedent's assets located in Germany (estate) (limited certificate of inheritance) can be issued by the probate court upon application if the estate also includes items located abroad. A limited certificate of inheritance should be applied for if this speeds up the procedure for issuing the certificate of inheritance (e.g. because no foreign inheritance law has to be determined), or because the certificate of inheritance is not required abroad and costs can be saved by the restriction.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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