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Probate Care Order

It is not uncommon for someone to die without leaving a will or without relatives who would be known. If the estate consists of more assets than liabilities, the probate court shall set up a probate nurse. The latter secures and manages the estate and searches for relatives.

If, despite all efforts, no blood relatives can be identified, or the heirs do not accept the inheritance, the estate falls to the state. The estates end when an heir/heiriser is identified or there is no longer a need for care. For example, because the estate was deposited with the depositary office of the district court.

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

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