This article addresses who can inherit in Israel according to Israel inheritance laws.

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Who Can Inherit in Israel

Succession and inheritance in Israel are based on blood ties between children and their parents as well as the closest relations of the deceased.  This can include spouses by marriage (in other words, a family relation that is closely connected but is not a blood relative), progeny, and other relatives as determined by the order of succession.  

It is possible to include unborn relatives as heirs of the deceased.  In order for this to apply, however, the unborn relative must be born within three hundred days of the deceased passing away.  For more on heirs, particularly the order of heirs when there is no will, click here to read about the order of heirs in Israel inheritance law.

As mentioned in other articles, in the event that the deceased does not have any heirs in the ranking mentioned in the law, then then the deceased’s estate is passed to the state of Israel.  This issue is addressed by the Administrator General.  

This Series of Posts

Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law offices specialize in a variety of fields, including inheritance law in Israel.  This article is one in a series addressing different aspects of Israel inheritance law.  It is based on the Hebrew instructions on the Ministry of Justice website under the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs.   To read more, see our collection of articles on inheritance issues.  Some related topics that may be of interest related to this article are: successionapplication for succession orderapplication for will probate order, and appointing an estate administrator.

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Advocate Michael Decker specializes in Israel inheritance law and would be happy to discuss this issue with you. inherit in Israel, Israel inheritance lawyer, inheritance law in Israel

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