Receiving inheritance in Ukraine. Legal advice
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What we offer
- Perform a legal analysis of the Client’s situation on his/her accession to the heirship;
- Provide practical advice on how best to proceed in this or that case, including when the inheritance include not only the property, but also the debts of the testator;
- Arrange a meeting with a notary for accession to the heirship (if there is no last will and testament, and the inheritance has not yet been opened by another notary);
- Provide legal advice on drafting last wills and testaments;
- Can recommend the notary and arrange for the notarial certification of the last will and testament.
Documents required for accession to the heirship/execution of testamentary documents
In case of inheritance, the death certificate of the testator will be required. However, if there are several heirs and there are controversial issues, only one person may have it. For example, someone who lived with the testator.
If it is necessary to prove kinship to the testator or if there are other controversial issues, other documents may be needed in the course of the work.
Service packages offers
- Analysis of the Client's situation
- Advising on taxation in Ukraine: in the presence of a will, in the absence of a will, depending on the degree of kinship, depending on citizenship and long-term residence abroad
- Selection of the optimal algorithm of actions for the Client in his situation - calculation of risks and options of steps which the Client can carry out independently
- In-depth analysis of the situation and documents on the testator's property
- Organization of the assessment of the testator's property
- Providing an extended written opinion on the results of the study of documents
- Calculation of the cost of inheritance, including taxation
- Advising on the specifics of the will and what to do if the will has already been made
- Advising on the features of the life maintenance agreement and inheritance agreement
- Advising on how best to transfer property to descendants (or not to descendants): through a will or otherwise
- Assistance in drawing up a will / contract of life maintenance / inheritance contract
- Analysis of the Client's situation and providing advice on possible actions
- Obtaining an identification (tax) code in Ukraine (if necessary)
- Organization of the opening of the inheritance by a notary (in the absence of a will)
- Organization of property valuation
- Support during of inheritance process
- Situation analysis and advice on possible risks
- Drawing up a statement of claim or preparing for defense in court on inheritance
- Representation of interests in court
- Establishing family ties through the court and providing professional legal protection in court in the case of inheritance
- Situation analysis and consultation
- Obtaining an identification (tax) code in Ukraine (if necessary)
- Support of settlement with the bank of credit issues
- Assistance in concluding a contract of sale of real estate with the transfer to the buyer of the obligation to pay the debt for utilities
Consultation of a lawyer on inheritance in Ukraine
If You received an inheritance in Ukraine or want to leave a property in Ukraine to a foreigner, but You don't know how to do it correctly - contact our specialists for introductory consultation.
Lawyers of our company will conduct a detailed analysis of your situation and will help you find answers to all questions about inheritance in Ukraine by a foreigner. At the introductory consultation the specialist:
count the advantages and risks of several options and offer You the best one;
clarify all the nuances and tell you how to bypass the "pitfalls";
describe in detail the algorithm of actions, following which will ensure that your goal is achieved.
Initial consultation on the registration of the inheritance in Ukraine by a foreigner is a great opportunity to get advice that will be useful specifically in your situation, and not just formal answers. Another plus is that our lawyers advise clients online - for example, via Zoom or Skype, so you do not have to come to Ukraine.
The period for preparing the legal expertise depends on the complexity of the situation, but on average it takes 1-2 business days.
We are ready to help you!
Contact us by mail [email protected], by phone number +38 044 499 47 99or by filling out the form:
In inheritance, it is important to correctly determine which line of hereditary succession you belong to. For example, despite the common myth that grandchildren have an unconditional right to inherit, they belong to the 5th line of hereditary succession. Whereas the civil wife/husband of the testator belongs to the 4th line of hereditary succession.
Answers to frequently asked questions
A civil wife falls under the criterion of the fourth line of hereditary succession defined in Article 1264 of the Civil Code: a person who lived with the testator as a family for at least five years before the commencement of succession. She is entitled to inherit only if there are no other persons from the previous three lines of hereditary succession.
The Civil Code stipulates that the testator may freely dispose of his/her property, including by depriving all his/her heirs of the right to inherit by law, as well institute one or several natural persons as his/her heirs irrespective of any family relations. This is the right of the testator, which, in principle, makes no sense to dispute. However, there are exceptions: there is a circle of persons who cannot be deprived of the right to inherit. In their case, it makes sense to assert their rights before the court.
Issues related to accession to the heirship in Ukraine are relevant for a large number of foreigners.
No matter how upset we are with the loss of our loved people, this fact gives rise to certain legal consequences, the main of which is the right to inherit.
At first glance, this is a very simple procedure that does not cause a lot of questions. However, as practice shows, there are some issues, which you need to clearly understand and correctly use to fully realize and protect your inheritance rights.
In addition, a properly documented accession to the heirship will protect you from possible negative scenarios.
Please note! Accession to the heirship gives rise also to an inheritance tax issue in Ukraine. That is why, it’s worth seeking assistance of a specialist specializing not only in the field of civil law, but also in tax law of Ukraine.
Detailed and comprehensive study of all the nuances associated with the implementation of the right to inheritance in Ukraine allows us to qualitatively meet the needs of our Clients.
If you need an inheritance in Ukraine - contact us!