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Turkish Inheritance Lawyers

Akkas & Associates Turkish inheritance lawyers provide advocacy, mediation, and consultancy services regarding the preparation of a will and inheritance contracts, execution of inheritance and transfer transactions, rejection of inheritance, cancellation of savings, determination of estate, removal, and other inheritance disputes and cases they offer.

Our Turkish inheritance lawyers provide services such as obtaining a certificate of inheritance, issuing a will, annulment of will, filing a lawsuit for annulment, and preparing an inheritance waiver agreement.

Our Turkish inheritance lawyers also provide legal support to their clients in cases of cancellation of inheritance certificate, litigation for denial of inheritance, filing lawsuits for bad faith inheritance, contract of custody until death, inheritance and succession transactions, inheritance tax, litigation water case, and dissolution of partnership cases.

We’re the Turkish Inheritance Lawyers

In Turkish law, heirs are divided into two heirs, legal heirs and appointed heirs: Legal Heir: The movable, immovable property and other rights left behind by a person after his death are left to the legal heirs of that person unless otherwise arranged.

Legal heirs; blood relatives, adopted children, and descendants of the inheritor and the surviving spouse. Therefore, the legator; His children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, extra-marital relatives, surviving spouse, adopted son, and finally, the state in case of death without inheritance are legal heirs.

Assigned heir: If the inheritor leaves some or all of his inheritance to a certain person with his own free will, this person is called the appointed heir. In other words, the appointed heir is the person who left his legacy with his own savings.

Appointed heirship will be possible by issuing a will by the legator in favor of the appointed heir. The regulations regarding the inheritance law are included in the Turkish Civil Code No. 4721, and in case of any dispute between the parties, this law and the case law of the Supreme Court should be consulted.

Turkish Inheritance Lawyers

Proof of Inheritance and Succession Transactions

Our Turkish inheritance lawyers provide legal services to our clients in obtaining a certificate of inheritance and subsequent transfer proceedings. A certificate of succession is the document obtained by the heirs after the death of the inheritor, showing the heirs and the inheritance shares.

A certificate of inheritance or inheritance certificate can be obtained from the notary public or from the Magistrates’ Courts. However, if there are family ties with a foreign element, the certificate of inheritance can only be obtained from the Civil Courts of Peace. It is not possible to obtain this document from a notary public.

Since the inheritance shares of the heirs and heirs are shown in the certificate of inheritance, this document will be required for the sharing of the inheritance of the inheritor.

If there is no contrary agreement or situation, transfers will be made at this rate. The certificate of succession is valid until proven otherwise and can be taken at any time. For example, the certificate of inheritance issued at the time of death can be renewed later as a result of one of the heirs’ rejections of the inheritance.

Following the issuance of the certificate of inheritance, the heirs can inherit the immovables in the estate. For this, first of all, the relationship between the legator and the immovable must be cut off. After the inheritance and gift tax are paid at the tax office, transactions will be carried out in the title deed.

Preparing a Will

Our Istanbul inheritance lawyer team provides legal services to our clients in the preparation of a will and in the cases of will cancellation that may arise afterward. After death, a person may want to arrange the fate of his movable, immovable property or rights and receivables before he dies.

Because the property belonging to the deceased person will be transferred to the heirs according to the rates regulated in the Turkish Civil Code unless they are disposed of in any other way. However, in some cases, a person may request that his property be transferred to heirs or other persons as he wishes, not according to these rates, after his death.

There are two things one can do in this situation. This is to make inheritance contracts by issuing a will. A will in simple terms; is the name given to the text that is prepared with a unilateral declaration of will to give effect after the death of the inheritor and which contains the information of which property will be left by whom or in what proportion.

In order to make a will, our law seeks to have the power of discernment and to be over the age of fifteen. Apart from this, Article 531 of the Turkish Civil Code; has regulated that wills can be made in three ways, by saying “The will can be made officially or by the handwriting of the legator or verbally”.

Our Turkish Inheritance Law Services

  • Obtaining a certificate of inheritance
  • Making a will
  • Cancellation of Will
  • Opening a Reduction lawsuit
  • Preparation of an inheritance waiver agreement
  • Annulment of inheritance certificate
  • Filing a lawsuit for denial of inheritance
  • Filing lawsuits for bad faith inheritance
  • Preparation of inheritance contracts

Reach our Turkish Inheritance Lawyers

Akkas & Associates provide advocacy, mediation, and consultancy in the arrangement of a Will and inheritance contracts, execution of inheritance and succession transactions, rejection of inheritance, cancellation of savings, and determination of estate.

Since 1992, our lawyers have been helping clients with complex inheritance matters in Istanbul, Turkey. You may reach our Turkish Inheritance Lawyers through our Contact page.

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