Probate guardianship order

Service Description

It is not uncommon for someone to die without leaving a will or without any known relatives. Under certain circumstances, the probate court then appoints a guardian of the estate. This person secures and administers the estate and searches for relatives.

If, despite all efforts, no relatives can be identified or the heirs do not accept the inheritance, the estate falls to the state. The guardianship of the estate is terminated by the court if an heir is identified or if there is no longer a need for care. For example, because the estate has been deposited with the deposit office of the district court.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Amtsgericht Erfurt

Rudolfstr. 46
99092 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 04 33
99107 Erfurt