Israeli Inheritance Distribution Agreement

You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that as the beneficiary of an Israeli inheritance under a valid uncontested Will, you can create a distribution agreement with the other beneficiaries of the Israeli inheritance, and control how you receive the Israeli estate. Let’s look at an example. A father passed away leaving three apartments in…

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Israeli Inheritance for Americans 101

This is a guide to the Israeli inheritance process for those of you in the US or anywhere else outside of Israel, who have inherited Israeli property, whether an Israeli apartment or an Israeli bank account. First things first: the Israeli Land Registry and Israeli banks will not transfer your relative’s Israeli property based on…

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How to Get Your Israeli Inheritance Step by Step

Inheritance is the transfer of property, monies, assets, rights and debts to heirs (or beneficiaries) after death. Unlike the movies, where the family gathers in a wood paneled office for a formal will reading, the transfer of your Israeli inheritance is far more understated and about following procedure. The first thing to ascertain is whether…

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Israeli Inheritance = Israeli Probate

Israeli Real Estate Inheritance

What is Israeli probate and why do you need it? Clients are often surprised that they have to go through the lengthy Israeli probate process. Some clients are named as personal representatives in the US and think this will apply to the Israeli estate that they have inherited. Some clients are named executors in the…

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Israeli Court Refuses to Appoint Executor

The goal of Israeli inheritance law is to honor the wishes of a person, as set forth in their will. What do you do when you are probating the will of a parent or spouse, who did name an “executor” in their will, but you don’t like the attorney named, or simply don’t feel that the…

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