Wills and Inheritance



Our office is well versed in handling heritage in Israel – inheritance and will registration, offering services that cover any issue that may arise from succession orders, probates and inheritance disputes.

Wills and Inheritance

At death, the deceased bequeaths his estate to his heirs.
After the death, all the heirs to the deceased are required to apply to the Registry of Inheritance or the rabbinical court in order to receive an inheritance order or an order stating the existence of a will of the deceased.
If the deceased was not a resident of the State of Israel but left property in Israel, no transfer may be executed in Israel until an inheritance order of order stating the existence of a will is produced from the country of citizenship. In order to implement the inheritance the aforementioned documents must be presented to the appropriate Israeli court. Only after receiving the will may the appropriate court make implementation of the inheritance possible in Israel.
The procedure involved in attaining an inheritance order or an order stating existence of a will is to file an application together with the death certificate and the original will and to inform all other successors of the application. In case the deceased lived outside the borders of Israel additional documents will be required, all according to the citizenship of the deceased.
According to the law of the State of Israel, in cases where the deceased left no written will to identify successors of property and how to divide it amongst said successors, each of the successors will receive a part according to the Law of Inheritance.
The order of inheritance according to law is as follows:
The law declares the division amongst each of the successors to the estate of the deceased. The division is as follows:
Offspring of the deceased are entitle to half the estate and the spouse/life partner is entitled to half including personal belongings belonging to the mutual household (including passenger vehicles). If the deceased leaves no offspring the division changes accordingly so that the spouse/partner receives a larger portion than the other successors.
The remaining portion of the estate after the spouse/partner is to be divided equally amongst offspring, parents or grandparents – if they are eligible to inherit.
When an individual is not interested in bequeathing his estate to successors according to the Law of Inheritance, he is required to draw up a will specifying how his property will be disposed of: who the successors are and what portion each of them shall receive.
In order to acquire assistance or additional information, please apply our office and we will be happy to assist.
The legacy passes to the heirs immediately upon the death of the deceased, obviously in order to exercise the rights; one has to get a probate order / inheritance order.


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