Submitting an Application for a Temporary Estate Manager in Israel
This article addresses an application for appointing a temporary estate manager in Israel.
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Our law office specialize in a variety of fields, including inheritance law in Israel. This article is one in a series addressing different aspects of Israeli 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.
Conditions for Applying for a Temporary Estate Manager in Israel
An application for the appointment of a temporary estate manager may be submitted only if there is still no succession order or will probate order. After the succession order or will probate order has been granted, it will no longer be possible to appoint a temporary estate manager but rather only a permanent one.
How Must the Application Be Submitted?
The application must be submitted as a separate application prepared in an affidavit, along with the fee for applying for appointing a temporary manager. (See our other articles on various fees and how to pay them along with the link to the payment site.) Even if the payment was made on the internet, a copy of the confirmation of payment must be printed and attached.
An application for the appointment of a temporary estate manager in Israel should be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs or to a family court.
When the Estate Manager Is Named or Is Not Named
When the benefactor has left a will and named the person who should act as estate manager, there is no need for agreement of potential heirs for this appointment. This application will be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs or to the court that will look into the requested appointment.
When the benefactor has left a will without stating a name of a person the benefactor wishes to appoint, then all the potential heirs must agree on the estate manager in order to fulfill the requirements of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs. If there is no agreement, the application will be submitted to the family court.
The person submitting the application must show the real need for the appointment.
When There Is No Will
When the authorized person does not leave a will, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs is authorized to appoint an estate manager only if the consent of all potential heirs is attached to the application. If such consent is not reached, the application will be submitted to the family court.
If you have questions about applying for a temporary estate manager in Israel, please contact us.
Advocate Michael Decker specializes in Israeli inheritance law and would be happy to discuss this issue with you.