Inherited in Hungary? We got you.

23. Nov. 2023

Let’s see why having a lawyer can help us a lot in our inheritance case:

  • First, the laws and regulations on intestate and testamentary succession in Hungary can be complex and difficult to navigate without the guidance of a legal professional; even Hungarian lawyers who are not familiar with the subject can get lost in inheritance cases due to the intricacies of the (not brand new, but relatively) new Civil Code, which changed significantly in 2014. A lawyer experienced in these cases can help ensure that the legal requirements are met and that the process is handled correctly and efficiently.
  • Second, a lawyer can provide advice on how to distribute assets and property in a way that is fair and in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, while also taking into account the legal rights of all parties involved.
  • Third, conscious people, already in their lifetime, dispose of the fate of their assets, because they want to spare their heirs from possible disputes. If you don’t want to leave open questions about your property after your death, you can also contact a lawyer in Hungary, because Hungarian lawyers (more precisely: attorneys) are authorized to prepare and certify wills.
  • Fourth, the inheritance procedure runs in front of a notary public, where legal representation is not obligatory, but highly recommended, as the official language is Hungarian. A lawyer can assist in the resolution of disputes that may arise during this process, such as disagreements between family members over the distribution of assets or questions of testamentary capacity.
  • Lastly, a lawyer can also help to minimize any potential tax liabilities that may arise as a result of the succession.

Overall, having a lawyer in Hungary during succession cases can provide valuable legal guidance and support to ensure that the process runs smoothly, and that the rights and interests of all parties involved are protected.

If you are in need of a lawyer, feel free to contact dr. Balázs Ács from NZP NAGY LEGAL. Balázs and the NZP Team will be happy to give legal counsel and represent you.

The author of this article is on the list of lawyers and law firms provided by the U.S. Embassy of Hungary as a convenience to U.S. citizens and companies.

Contact: balazs.acs@nzp.de


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