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Contract of inheritance

In addition to drawing up a will, there are also cases when it is better to conclude a contract of inheritance. You can also determine the transfer of your assets in the inheritance contract. The difference to a will is that you enter into a binding relationship with the contractual partner in the inheritance contract. Normally, you can only withdraw from this if you conclude a termination agreement with the contractual partner of the inheritance contract.

Inheritance contracts are often concluded in non-marital partnerships. Since, unlike in marriage or registered partnerships, these persons have no legal right of succession, the survivors can thus be given a secure legal status.

Often the contract also pursues the purpose of obliging the contractual partner to provide for the testator until the end of his life. The contracting parties need not be married, related or in-laws. The parties may consist of several persons on both sides. Frequent aspects of concluding an inheritance contract are also of an entrepreneurial nature.

The formal requirements for contracts of succession are strict. Thus, a contract of inheritance can only be concluded before a notary. Therefore, seek advice from a notary if you are considering this route.

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competent Bodies

Amtsgericht Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 1253 , 49702 Meppen
Address: Obergerichtsstraße 20 , 49716 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 888-100
Fax: 05931 888-250

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)