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Is the use of a notary obligatory in the context of an estate?

Verified 12 April 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You must call a notary if you are in one of the following cases:

  • The estate comprises a real estate. In this case, you must have established proof of ownership of immovable property.
  • The amount of the estate is equal to or greater than €5,000. In this case, you must have established the act of notoriety proving you're an heir.
  • There is a will or a gift between spouses.
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