Wills in Switzerland

With a will, it is possible to determine how your property is supposed to be shared when one has died. It is thus possible to give more to, for example, spouse, children or partner, etc. Remember, however, a rightful heir cannot be deleted from or reduced to a holding which is less than the law’s stated minimum holding. A will can be continually modified if need be.

Deposit of wills in Switzerland
In Switzerland, a will can be created in two ways. One way is by the land register; the other is a so-called private will. For both wills apply that they must be hand-written, dated and signed. When the will is created, it is recommended to be deposited either in land registration, the bank, the lawyer or the like. Here you can see how heirs inherit and the maximum amount that one can bequeath.

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