Can Israeli Heirs Make a Distribution Agreement on the Estate? – Israel Inheritance Law

This article addresses the question: Can Israeli heirs make a distribution agreement among themselves different from what is specified in the succession order or will probate order?  

We provide information on applications for succession orders and will probate orders in other articles. 

Israeli heirs make a distribution agreement

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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, 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.

Can Israeli Heirs Make a Distribution Agreement?

Heirs are permitted to make an agreement among themselves to distribute the estate in a manner that is different from the distribution specified according to law or as determined in a will.  However, it is important to note that this is only permitted as long as the estate is not shared among the heirs.

In order for the distribution agreement to be valid, the agreement to distribute the estate differently than initially specified must be written down and express the particular agreement among the heirs.

Involvement of Other Parties

It is possible to submit the distribution agreement among heirs to a family court in order for it to be approved, but there is no obligation to do so.  

The Registrar of Inheritance Affairs would not be involved in any such agreement and will not state it in the succession order or will probate order.

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If you have questions about how Israeli heirs make a distribution agreement or need assistance with any other matter relating to inheritance, please contact us.

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

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