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Inheritance Law

Turkish inheritance law, also known as “Miras,” is a complex system designed to protect and benefit the extended family. The law consists of numerous regulations and procedures, which can be quite challenging to navigate without proper legal guidance. Our team of seasoned inheritance lawyers has a comprehensive understanding of Turkish inheritance law. We can guide you through the complexities of this system, ensuring your rights are protected and your interests are prioritized.

Legal Heirs and Appointed Heirs

In Turkish inheritance law, heirs are categorized into two distinct types: legal heirs and appointed heirs. Legal heirs include the deceased’s blood relatives, adopted children, descendants, and surviving spouse. These individuals are entitled to the deceased’s movable and immovable property, along with other rights, unless there’s a contrary arrangement.

On the other hand, appointed heirs are those individuals that the deceased voluntarily selects through testamentary dispositions. Our experienced team of lawyers can assist in handling inheritance cases, ensuring rightful legal heirs receive their fair share of the inheritance.

Testamentary Dispositions

The testamentary disposition is a legal transaction that includes the orders of the deceased that become effective after their death. This legal transaction can take the form of a will or an inheritance contract. In Turkish law, while anyone aged 15 and above with the power to distinguish can make a will, only individuals with full capacity to act can make an inheritance contract. Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the process of testamentary dispositions, ensuring all legal requirements are met and potential disputes are mitigated.

Key Services Offered by Our Istanbul Inheritance Lawyers

Our expert team of inheritance lawyers in Istanbul provides a wide range of services. These include:

  1. Obtaining a Certificate of Inheritance: We provide personalized solutions for obtaining a certificate of inheritance, ensuring all legal requirements are met.
  2. Drafting Wills and Inheritance Contracts: We assist in the preparation of legally sound wills and inheritance contracts. Our team ensures that these documents reflect the client’s wishes and protect the interests of their beneficiaries.
  3. Renunciation of Inheritance: We guide clients through the process of renouncing their inheritance, ensuring they understand the implications and consequences of such a decision.
  4. Managing Inheritance Disputes: We provide expert legal representation in cases of contested wills and inheritance conflicts. Our team is adept at negotiating settlements and, if necessary, defending our clients’ rights in court.
  5. Estate Planning and Asset Protection: We offer comprehensive estate planning services to protect and preserve assets during one’s lifetime and secure a smooth transfer of assets upon death.
  6. International Inheritance Matters: With a strong focus on international inheritance matters, our team is well-equipped to handle cases involving cross-border inheritance, ensuring compliance with international laws.

Why Choose Us as Your Istanbul Inheritance Lawyers

As a reputable law firm based in Istanbul, we have extensive experience in handling various legal matters related to inheritance law. We understand the complexities of the legal system in Turkey and strive to provide our clients with the best possible legal representation. We believe that legal matters can be intricate and overwhelming, particularly during emotionally challenging times. Therefore, our team offers expert legal assistance, ensuring your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes and within the confines of the law.

Contact Us for Expert Legal Services

Understanding and navigating the complexities of Turkish inheritance law can be challenging. However, with our team of skilled lawyers at Istanbul Law Office, we’re committed to assisting you throughout the inheritance process. We provide expert advice, representation, and solutions for various legal matters.

We understand that legal matters in Turkey can be complex. However, our team can assist you without the need for your physical presence in Turkey. We invite you to contact us for comprehensive legal services in Turkey.