Our team of legal partners have extensive inheritance law experience in Greece, resulting in decades of expertise in one of the most complex areas of law. When a loved one has passed away, understanding your legal rights concerning inheritance law is crucial — particularly when living overseas.
Our lawyer and attorney partners are leaders when it comes to helping expats with inheritance law in Greece. Our inheritance lawyers and attorneys have assisted grieving family members from across the globe in settling their deceased loved one’s estates, along with the tax implications that apply.
Our inheritance law partners can assist you with:
- Inheritance proceedings in Greece
- Assisting international clients on inheritance matters pertaining to Greece
- Explaining your Greek inheritance rights regarding succession
- Acquiring relevant certificates for your inheritance case
- Accepting or renouncing an inheritance case
- Inheritance tax related issues, in Greece and internationally
- representation regarding inheritance disputes
Complexities of Greek inheritance law for international beneficiaries
Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough. Our team of inheritance lawyers and attorneys understand that you need someone you can put your confidence in to settle your loved one’s final wishes according to Greek inheritance laws, which are different to the inheritance laws of other countries. These differences can make the process complicated when planning for the estate you are inheriting; or, in cases involving the inheritance of immovable Greek assets, making matters more complex. If you need a Greek lawyer that helps expats in Greece, our inheritance attorneys are experienced with international inheritance proceedings.
Accepting or renouncing an inheritance in Greece
According to Greek inheritance law, there are no timeframes concerning when a beneficiary can accept an inheritance. However, if you choose to renounce the inheritance, you have a period of four months in which you can renounce it. Matters can be far more complex should the deceased’s last residence be overseas, or the beneficiary learns of the loved ones passing while living internationally. Our inheritance law partners are experienced in all areas of accepting and renouncing inheritances in Greece, whether you’re located in the country, or overseas.
Greek inheritance tax law and implications
Beneficiaries must file an inheritance tax statement within the time limit of six months if they are a resident of Greece, the maximum time to file for beneficiaries living internationally is twelve months. These time limits begin at the time of the deceased’s passing, or according to the probate date in the Greek will.
Tax obligations for Greek inheritance are subject to an assessment of the estate’s tax value, which is also influenced by your level of descendance to the deceased, i.e., spouse, child or grandchild.
Our team of inheritance lawyer and attorney partners specialise in the legal and tax implications that are part of Greek inheritance law.
Inheriting Greek real estate
If the deceased has left real estate property, or other immovable property in the inheritance, you must execute an Acceptance of Inheritance Deed before a Notary republic, and it is required to be registered by the Greek Land Registry according to the jurisdiction in which the property is located.
Similar to other areas of estate law in Greece, physical real estate that is inherited has tax implications. An assessment of the property’s evaluation is needed, which is acquired by the information of the Public Financial Services of Greece. Also, again, the level of relationship to the deceased will influence the amount of property tax.
Our inheritance lawyer and attorney partners are experts in real estate and other immovable assets that are inherited in Greece
Engaging our services for your inheritance
Our inheritance law professionals understand the emotional sensitivities around inheriting a loved one’s estate, as well as the legal implications involved with inheritance law in Greece for international beneficiaries. Having a tried and tested inheritance lawyer is crucial when dealing with inheritance law outside of your own jurisdiction. We have assisted expats and Greeks living overseas in countries with varying inheritance laws, including America, Russia and China.