The "Verification of the Heir's Rights" is one of our special services in the "Wills and Succession" area.
If someone passes away without leaving a will, Italian law governs who the heirs are and how the share of the inheritance is to be calculated. The following article provides some basic rules on inheritance:
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In the absence of a will, the so-called “legitimate succession” occurs, governed by Article 565 et seq. of the Civil Code. The criteria adopted by the law to assess each share of the inheritance are derived from the intensity of the parental (and presumably emotional) relationship with the deceased.
For the purposes of calculating inheritance shares, the Italian Civil Code essentially splits heirs into three groups.
The first group comprises:
The second group comprises those who acquire the status of heirs only in the event that the deceased dies without leaving any children, i.e:
The third group comprises:
Regardless of concurrence with other heirs, the spouse/civil partner is entitled to the right of residence in the former matrimonial home…
As the heir, here is what an only child is entitled to.
As heirs, here is what children are entitled to (when they are ore then one).
Parents are only entitled to a share of the assets if there are no living children.
Grandparents are only entitled to a share of the estate if there are no living children or parents.
Il nostro studio ha una competenza qualificata proprio in materia di contenzioso ereditario. Ai fratelli e alle sorelle del defunto spetta una quota dell’eredità solo se il defunto non lascia figli.
Quello successorio è, per ovvi motivi, un momento critico per la famiglia, e le norme che regolano la materia non sempre agevolano la gestione di questo delicato frangente. Con le risposte schematiche fornite qui sopra confidiamo di avervi dato un primo strumento tecnico-giuridico di supporto. Per ricevere assistenza sulle quote ereditarie è possibile contattarci. Un appuntamento in materia di successioni può essere effettuato, su prenotazione, anche in videoconferenza.
Our firm has qualified expertise precisely in inheritance disputes. The brothers and sisters of the deceased are only entitled to a share of the estate if the deceased does not have any children.
Inheritance is, for obvious reasons, a delicate moment for the family, and the regulations governing this matter are not always helpful. With the aforementioned summary we have hopefully provided you with an introductory technical and legal support tool. You can contact us for assistance with wills and testamentary succession. Appointments on inheritance can also be made by videoconference if booked in advance.