Receiving inheritance in Ukraine. Legal advice

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from 200 USD
Consulring
from 500 USD
Help with inheritance
from 250 USD
Services to the testator
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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.

Content

Documents required for accession to the heirship/execution of testamentary documents

List of documents
Your identity document
Documents on kinship relations with the testator (in case of inheritance)
Property ownership documents (if you want to make a will)

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

Consultation Start
200 USD
  • 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
Deep analysis
from 500 USD
  • 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
For testator
from 250 USD
  • 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
Support
from 500 USD
  • 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
Assistance in court
from 1000 USD
  • 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
Problem heritage
from 2000 USD
  • 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 price of legal advice services is calculated individually depending on the complexity of the Client’s case. First of all, we analyze the documents available to the Client (as well as their absence is taken into account), assess the time required for solving the Client’s issue, and only then our specialist can tell you the exact price. But in any case it happens before the beginning of cooperation.

The period for preparing the legal expertise depends on the complexity of the situation, but on average it takes 1-2 business days.

Why us

We make solving legal issues simple, without trying to confuse the Client.
Have you ever met lawyers who complicate the situation in order to show their awareness of the issue, write legal opinion letters, which are as big as an essay and contain mostly the copied provisions of the law? Well, this is not about us. We will explain the essence of the case and the algorithm of actions in plain language.
We have lawyers with many years of experience, including in the field of inheritance law.
Our company has brought together specialists from different fields, each of them working in its own area and has both theoretical knowledge and many years of practical experience. So you can be sure to get to a professional, not a “generalist” who knows everything little by little.

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

What inheritance rights does a civil wife have?

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.

Is it possible to bypass the will and does it make sense to dispute it?

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!

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