Do you want to make a will?

The law regulates what is to be done with the estate (the whole of possessions and debts) of the deceased on his/her death, and who the heirs are.  If a testator wants to confirm derogation from the law or statutory provisions, a last will must be made.

The following matters, for example, can be arranged:

– who the heirs will be and to what share;
– an arrangement for the benefit of the surviving spouse, by which all property from the estate is allocated to this person;
– disinheritance of a spouse or children;
– bequests, in which specific items of property from the estate are allocated to certain persons;
– the usufruct and/or right to use and occupy certain items of property left;
– administration of the property left;
– appointment of a guardian when minor children are left;
– appointment of an executor who will settle the estate;
– a fideicommissum.

Changing a Will

It is very possible that your actual situation will change in the course of time, owing to which your will is no longer in line with the new facts or wishes.  In that case, it is advisable to have your will changed.  We can advise you on this.

Central Register of Wills

Your will will be registered in the Central Register of Wills (CTR).  In this register, only who made a will, when this was done and before which civil-law notary this was done are kept up to date.  So the contents of your will are not registered in the CTR.  On your death and release of the estate, it will be verified whether you made a will, and, if so, at which civil-law notary the last will was made.  As long as you are still alive, the will does not have effect, and you can change your will at all times.