Exclude inheritance

Service Description

If you have become an heir, you must decide whether to accept or reject the inheritance. This applies regardless of whether you inherit on the basis of intestate succession, a will or an inheritance contract. First find out what assets and what debts there are.

If you do not wish to accept the inheritance, you must expressly declare the disclaimer to the probate court. To do this, you can visit the probate court and declare the disclaimer there in writing, or you can have a notary certify a disclaimer and submit it to the probate court. A simple letter to the probate court is not sufficient.

If you disclaim the inheritance, you will be treated as if you had not been alive at the time of the inheritance, i.e. the inheritance will accrue to the person who would have been appointed in your place in this case. It then depends on whether the testator has designated substitute heirs or who succeeds you in the legal succession.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Amtsgericht Erfurt

Rudolfstr. 46
99092 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 04 33
99107 Erfurt