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Inheritance Law

      Whether you lost a loved one recently or several years ago, we can help you handle everything in regards to your loved one's Estate. Our Greek-American lawyers are experienced in all types of inheritance proceedings. Our areas of expertise include the following:
  • Nation-wide title searches: we can travel throughout Greece and conduct title searches to locate all types of real estate as well as investigate the legal status of a specific property.
  • Acceptance of Inheritance proceedings: if you are the next-of-kin of a deceased relative, you need to know that certain steps are required before you can legally inherit your share of the Estate. Our office can handle all steps of the Acceptance of Inheritance, without your presence in Greece being required for any reason. We will take care of all the requirements for you and provide you with an original Title Deed for your property.
  • Certificates of Heirship: If you are entitled to collect funds from a deceased relative's bank account, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Heirship from the Greek Surrogate Court. Our office can prepare and file the required petition on your behalf as well as prepare all necessary documents on your behalf.
  • Wills: Our Greek-American lawyers can handle the Probate Proceedings on your behalf. We can conduct investigations to determine if a Will exists, arrange for the publication of all types of Wills, as well as handle the process of contesting a Will. We can also register a foreign Will, in order to make it enforceable in Greece.
  • Forced-share Proceedings: Under Greek law, one may not disinherit his or her children or spouse (except under very strict conditions). If you have been disinherited, you may be entitled to claim a minimum "forced inheritance share" under Greek Law. Our experienced lawyers will advise you regarding your rights; if you qualify, we will draft and file a "forced share" lawsuit and represent you throughout all stages of litigation, until you receive your lawful share of your relative's Estate.

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