The emotional pain due to the death of a parent, spouse or family member is sometimes amplified by another crisis, when one of the relatives of the deceased feels deprived or denied of their share of the inheritance. An objection to a probate order on behalf of a person who feels that the division of…

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A will states who should take possession of your assets upon your death, how the assets of your estate should be preserved, and ensures that items of sentimental value are left in the possession of family members or friends who will treasure them. Your will can set out other terms pertaining to the care of…

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In order for the will to be considered a legal order after the death of the testator, there is a process that must take place. After the testator’s death, heirs intent on executing a will must file a request for execution. Once the request has been filed, the Registrar of Inheritance will notify the public.…

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A legally valid will in Israelmust be in one of the following formats: Handwritten, signed and dated: If the will was done solely in the handwriting of the successor, it must include the date the will was written, and signed by the successor themselves to be considered legal. Written by another party: Another option for…

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What is a distribution of estate or property in the case of death of a spouse? How can an estate be divided between the heirs in the event of the death of a spouse? This article by the Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh, Law Firm in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lists some of the more…

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This article will describe what a reciprocal will in Israel is and why many choose to write one.   What Is a Reciprocal Will in Israel Israel’s Inheritance Law (2005, in Hebrew only) specifies what a simple reciprocal will is and how it works. A reciprocal or mutual will is a legal document, which is often…

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This article provides a timeline for restitution of assets in Israel, specifically, for assets whose owners were victims in the Holocaust.  The Israeli Ministry of Justice has jurisdiction over all issues pertaining to restitution in Israel. Eligibility for Restitution of Assets in Israel In order to apply for restitution of assets, you first need to…

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This article discusses what you need for an application for restitution of assets in Israel.  In the event that you have family who died in the Holocaust or who had assets in Israel prior to passing, you can look into eligibility for restitution of the asset.  All issues pertaining to restitution of assets in Israel…

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This article will discuss the issuance of a succession order for restitution of assets for heirs of Holocaust victims. Obtaining Restitution of a Holocaust Victim’s Assets In order to obtain restitution for assets, you first need to prove that you are an heir of the Holocaust victim who has assets in Israel.  While we have…

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This article provides some information on Israeli law on Holocaust victims’ assets.  The Israeli Ministry of Justice has jurisdiction over these issues.  Purpose of the Law The Israeli Law “Assets of Holocaust Victims Law (Restitution to Heirs and Dedication to Aid and Commemoration)” was passed in 2006.  The purpose of the law is to help…

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