Will and inheritance

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By creating a will, you can decide what happens to your possessions when you die. The law of inheritance is complicated, and the division of the inheritance depends on if one is married, has children from current or past marriages, or if it’s a special or communal property marriage. A quarter of your inheritance is forced heirship that falls to your forced heirs, i.e. spouse, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You can decide who inherits the other ¾ share. Thus, in your will, you can describe who is to inherit and what they’ll get. You can also allow a portion of the inheritance to go to charitable organisations, etc. If you don’t have any forced heirs, you can allocate your values and possessions freely. You must be 18 or older to create a will and be liable for your own actions. A will is written and prepared with a lawyer. It must be signed or witnessed by two witnesses or a notary in the city court. The witnesses or notary must sign the will. You may revoke your will, unless it has been made irrevocably. If you want to change your will, this happens in the same way that you created it.