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Israeli Inheritance Law

General Provisions in the Inheritance Law: Inheritance by Legal Ruling and Inheritance in Israel by Will

The Inheritance Law, 1965 (hereby: “the law”) contains various provisions regarding inheritance in Israel. The law grants a person (hereby: “the testator”) the possibility to leave a last will and testament (hereby: “will”) which explains what shall be done with his property, belongings, funds etc.  (hereby: “the estate”) after his death. In the event that…

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Succession under a will

Wills act to ensure, as best possible, that your assets are distributed according to your wishes once you are deceased. This article will focus types of will that are valid in Israel, how succession under a will works in Israeli law, and whether one should write multiple wills or a single will when they have…

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Living Will vs Enduring Power of Attorney

This article addresses a living will vs enduring power of attorney and the similarities and differences between the two. These issues of Israeli inheritance law fall under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Justice. Living Will vs Enduring Power of Attorney Enduring power of attorney, in Hebrew, yipuy coakh mitmashekh, is also referred to…

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Living Will – Israeli Lawyer

This article, Living Will – Israeli Lawyer, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about a living will, giving you a quick overview of what you need to know on the topic.  What You Need to Know about a Living Will – Israeli Lawyer Who can make a living will? Any legal adult (at…

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Information on a Living Will in Israel

This article addresses the topic of a living will in Israel.  Clients often ask us about a living will in Israel and how it differs from an enduring power of attorney, and we discuss this particular issue in the article, “Living Will vs Enduring Power of Attorney.”  What Is a Living Will in Israel A…

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Inheritance in Israel when the testator dies abroad

What is the process by which heirs inherit property in Israel when the testator dies abroad? Inheritance in Israel of property that was willed by a person residing outside Israel, is a two-stage process. First, the law of the country in which the testator resided must determine the rightful heirs. Next, the conclusion of the…

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Five Reasons You Should Make a Will

5 Reasons You Should Make a Will Many people wonder whether or not they should make a will, and far too often, people do not make a will until it is too late.   This short article addresses 5 reasons you should make a will and links to some of our other articles providing more…

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European Union and inheritance law

As European Union citizens become more internationally mobile, legal difficulties frequently arise in regards to international inheritance. In order to address these issues, EU Regulation 650/2012 was adopted. This regulation, which applies only to wills drafted on or after August 17, 2015, have been put in place to harmonize the rules on jurisdiction and the…

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