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Cypriot Testament and Inheritance Acts

Cypriot Testament and Inheritance Acts

Cypriot Testament and Inheritance Acts

Currently, in Cyprus, these procedures are governed by the relevant laws: on the will; property management; about will and succession. Consider each of them separately.

Wills Act

This regulation is applicable to citizens who died in the following countries:

  • United Kingdom.
  • Commonwealth countries.

Important! The law on wills applies only to property rights registered in Cyprus and falling under the jurisdiction of the country. In accordance with regulations that are mandatory to comply with in the case of re-sealing documents sent from other countries entering the Commonwealth.

Property Management Act

This regulation is responsible for regulating civil and administrative procedures necessary for managing assets.

Law of the will and succession

Chapter 195 of this act is responsible for the control of legal procedures.

What is a testament, and what are the requirements for the testator in Cyprus?

This official legal document is a statement that all members of his family have the right to a will. The testator has the following requirements:

  • The age of majority. Persons under 18 years of age are not eligible to make a will.
  • Lack of mental illness.

To obtain the right to prepare an application must meet absolutely all the above requirements. The slightest discrepancy deprives him of this legal capacity.

The most common ways to cancel the will of the deceased

  • Creation of a new will, including confirmed information on the complete abolition of all provisions of the old document.
  • Creation of a new certificate partially canceling the provisions of the old document.
  • Voluntary destruction of certificates of inheritance by the testator.

A good lawyer is a guarantee of the fulfillment of the will of the deceased and a high chance of challenging the will

If you want your will to be carried out accurately, and your property has been distributed in the order you specified – enlist the help of a professional lawyer!

Contact our specialists on the contacts listed on the site.

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