This article addresses assets of Holocaust victims in Israel along with what can be done to obtain restitution of these assets.  All issues surrounding restitution of assets fall under the auspices of the Israeli Ministry of Justice.  A History – Assets of Holocaust Victims in Israel With the rise in Jewish immigration to the land…

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This article addresses obtaining an inheritance for Holocaust victims’ descendants.  More particularly, it addresses assets in Israel of those who perished in the Holocaust. A Brief History on Inheritance for Holocaust Victims’ Descendants Throughout the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, many American and European Jews bought land, homes, or invested money into the Zionist project…

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Israeli Inheritance by will The Israeli inheritance law was legislated in 1965. This law states that any Israeli can legally formulate a last will and testament. This will defines how his estate will be distributed after his death. In this article, Israeli attorney Anat Levi will explain what types of wills are considered legal in…

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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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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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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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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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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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