The Italian Inheritance Process

By Giandomenico De Tullio

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Summary: Talking about inheritance is not an easy task due to the very nature and complication of the Italian Law. Giandomenico De Tullio of De Tullio Law Firm discusses Italian inheritance.

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De Tullio Law Firm is an Italian legal practice specialized in advising property buyers worldwide. Its lawyers have extensive experience in and knowledge of Italian real estate, expertise on all aspects of residential and commercial property law across Italy. Similarly, De Tullio can assist you with wills and probates, European law, litigation, arbitration, taxes and corporate law.


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Aostagirl
Apr 21, 2015 11:10

Although I live and work in Italy I pay my taxes in the UK as I have a property there and I work there during the summer on and off too. If I write my will in the UK but die in Italy - how would the will stand.

detulliolaw
Apr 22, 2015 06:10

Assuming you die with a UK will and you own assets both in Italy and UK, you will need first to complete probate in the UK. Following this, you will need to arrange a sworn translation into Italian of the UK probated will and lodge the statement of succession with Italian competent authorities. Only at the end of this procedure will the Italian inheritance assets be transferred in the name of the heirs De Tullio Law Firm

guest
Dec 29, 2016 11:12

My husband and I are purchasing a house in Italy. If either of us dies we would like the other to own 100% of the house. It looks like the house could be inherited by siblings which we would like to avoid. If you have an Italian will does it allow you to designate who gets your shares?

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