What Is a Last Will and Testament in Israel Inheritance Law

This article briefly discusses issues surrounding a last will and testament in Israel and provides links to other relevant articles.

This Series of Posts

Cohen, Decker, Pex & Brosh law firm specializes in a variety of fields, including Israel inheritance law.  This article is one in a series focusing on various 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.

A Last Will and Testament in Israel Inheritance Law

A last will and testament in Israel is a legal document which details how an estate should be divided after the death of the individual who wrote the will.  A last will and testament in Israel ensures that the individual’s property will be dealt with according to their wishes.  It can provide instructions or give conditions as to how the individual wishes for the estate to be managed or divided.  A last will and testament in Israel does not have to be detailed, and it may just provide general guidelines as to how the individual wants to divide their estate and possessions.

Four Types of Wills

Israel inheritance law recognizes four types of wills.

  1. A will that is written by hand
  2. A will that is made in the the presence of witnesses
  3. A will that is made before an authority
  4. An deathbed will (otherwise referred to as an oral will)

For more information related to this, see our articles with more details on the four types of wills, writing a will, or depositing a will.

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If you have questions about various types of wills or how to make one, 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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