Akkas Law Firm’s lawyers provide you with the essential information you need to navigate Turkish inheritance law effectively. Inheritance law is a critical aspect of any legal system, and Turkey is no exception.
Understanding the regulations, making a will, and obtaining the services of experienced Turkish inheritance lawyers are vital steps in ensuring a smooth transfer of assets and properties to rightful heirs.
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Our lawyers provide advocacy, mediation, and consultancy services regarding the issuance of will and inheritance contracts, execution of inheritance and succession transactions, rejection of inheritance, cancellation of savings, determination of estate, removal, and other inheritance disputes and cases.
Understanding Turkish Inheritance Law
Turkish inheritance law (Miras) is governed by the Turkish Civil Code and aims to protect the extended family and imposes a reserved portion or statutory share for the benefit of the extended family. It is not possible for the entire property to go to the surviving husband or wife.
Our Turkish inheritance lawyer team, within the framework of their experience and knowledge of inheritance law since 1992, provides services such as obtaining a certificate of inheritance, issuing a will, annulment of a will, filing a lawsuit for annulment, and preparing an inheritance waiver agreement.
Our lawyers also provide legal support to their clients in cases of annulment of the certificate of inheritance, refusal of inheritance, filing cases of cancellation, contract of custody until death, inheritance and succession transactions, inheritance tax, litigation, and dissolution of partnership cases.
In cases where a person passes away without leaving a valid will, the rules of intestate succession come into play. The inheritance is distributed among the legal heirs according to Turkish inheritance law and based on their degree of relationship to the deceased. Spouses, children, parents, and other relatives are entitled to a share of the estate according to predefined percentages.
Making a Will in Turkey
To ensure your assets and properties are distributed according to your wishes, it is crucial to create a valid will under Turkish inheritance law. A will must be in writing, signed by the testator (the person making the will), and witnessed by at least two adults. Consulting an experienced inheritance lawyer is highly recommended during this process to avoid any potential issues with the will’s validity.
Taxation on Inheritance
In Turkey, inheritance tax is applicable to certain estates and is subject to varying rates depending on the degree of relationship between the deceased and the beneficiary. An experienced inheritance lawyer can help you understand the tax implications and employ strategies to minimize tax burdens.
Anyone inheriting in Turkey must pay an inheritance tax (Veraset Vergisi); the inheritance tax limit is updated annually.
Foreign Nationals and Expatriates
For foreign nationals and expatriates who own assets in Turkey, understanding the implications of Turkish inheritance law is crucial. Depending on their home country’s laws and international agreements, specific rules and treaties may apply to the inheritance process.
Services of an Inheritance Lawyer
Navigating Turkish inheritance law can be complex and overwhelming, especially during emotionally challenging times. Engaging the services of an experienced inheritance lawyer can provide peace of mind, ensuring that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes and within the confines of the law.
Akkas Law Firm offers expert legal assistance to both Turkish citizens and foreign nationals with interests in Turkey.
Special Considerations for Real Estate
One crucial aspect of Turkish inheritance law involves the transfer of real estate. In cases where the deceased owns real property, such as land or buildings, special considerations come into play. The inheritance process for real estate involves additional steps and documentation, including a transfer deed and registration with the local Land Registry Office.
Moreover, if multiple heirs inherit a property, it can lead to co-ownership, which may require additional legal arrangements to avoid disputes and ensure the efficient management of the property.
Turkish Inheritance Law Services
- Obtaining a certificate of inheritance
- Making a will
- Cancellation of the will
- Filing a reduction lawsuit
- Preparation of an inheritance waiver agreement
- Annulment of inheritance certificate
- Filing a lawsuit for denial of inheritance
- Filing lawsuits for bad faith transfer
- Preparing contracts for taking care of till death
- Preparation of inheritance contracts
Reach us for Turkish Inheritance Law
Turkish inheritance law encompasses various aspects that need careful consideration to safeguard your assets and protect the rights of your heirs. Understanding the regulations, creating a valid will, and seeking the expertise of an inheritance lawyer can make a significant difference in ensuring a seamless transfer of wealth.
At Akkas Law Firm, our team of skilled lawyers is committed to assisting you throughout the inheritance process, providing you with the best possible legal representation in Turkey. For further inquiries or legal assistance for Turkish inheritance law please contact us.