German Certified Inheritance Lawyer

Do you have a succession case or need probate procedures in Germany? German attorney-at-Law and Certified Tax Lawyer, Dr. Marcus Hosser, who also is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner, is ready to assist you.

Contact German attorney-at-law Dr. Marcus Hosser via our contact form if you have any questions.

Areas of expertise:

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Inheritance law

  • Procedures before German probate courts (Nachlassverfahren)
  • Application for a German certificate of inheritance or heirship (Erbschein)
  • Application for German certificate of executorship (Testamentsvollstreckerzeugnis)
  • Application for a European succession certificate (europ. Nachlasszeugnis)
  • Representation before German civil courts and in extra court proceedings
  • Estate litigation in Germany before German civil courts in Southwest Germany
  • Contentious estates, disputes between heirs/beneficiaries outside courts
  • Assistance with the execution of a last will which concerns assets in Germany
  • Compulsory portion (Pflichtteil) or share pursuant to German inheritance laws
  • Assessment of legal claims pursuant to German inheritance law, like special legacy
  • Assistance with estate administration by executors from abroad
  • Legal advice about the German law community of heirs (Erbengemeinschaft)
  • Correspondence with banks, insurance companies or authorities in Germany
  • Advice about European Succession Regulation and its scope of applicability
  • Determination of applicable inheritance law for assets in the German estate
  • Assistance with settling or administration of a German estate or an inheritance
  • Attendance/assistance with winding up an estate in other countries than Germany
  • Lifetime gifts or transfers to Germany-based beneficiaries or donees in Germany
  • Anticipated successions-planning for German assets or Germany-based donors
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International Inheritance and inheritance tax law

  • German inheritance tax (similar with estate tax) issues
  • Estate planning in the field of inheritance taxation in Germany
  • Double Taxation Conventions in the field of German inheritance tax / gift tax
  • Advice for executors and/or administrators about tax duties in Germany
  • Taxation in Germany of lifetime gifts or transfers to beneficiaries or donees
  • Representation before German fiscal courts (only for inheritance and gift tax)
  • Double taxation in the field of German inheritance tax and German gift tax
  • Mitigation of double taxation of gifts through Double Taxation Treaties

More than 17 years of experience

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Emergency Kit

These facts will help you with a German inheritance and guide you in taking the necessary actions

FAQ

Find answers to the most common questions on German probate law

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Contact German attorney-at-law Dr. Marcus Hosser via our contact form if you have questions.

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German Certified Inheritance Lawyer – Our Services

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We offer our prospective customers a brief orientation by phone in order to learn more about your legal needs and also to introduce ourselves and our services to you more personally.

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Once you have chosen us as your legal counsel, you can benefit from video conferences with us.

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For a video conference, which will be scheduled in advance, you merely need a webcam and at least a regular data transmission rate.

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Our law firm provides the video conferencing service.

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How we work – scope and cornerstone

Phone call for orientation about cornerstone

You can call us for a free upto 10 min. orientation call to discuss facts and our legal services.
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Communication in English or German

Dr. Hosser is fluent in English and conducts video-calls and emails in English.

German Inheritance & inheritance tax issues

Dr. Hosser is a German Certified Inheritance Lawyer and Certified Tax Lawyer.

Video conferencing for clients

We offer video conferencing in addition to phone calls and email. Our law firm provides the video conferencing system.

Current client testimonial

“The legal competence of Dr. Hosser and his team is absolutely top notch; never missing the slightest bit of nuance and analyzing the various aspects of the situation from all angles.

We could not have asked for a more responsive and considerate law firm. Reply time was always within a few hours and never more than 24 hours. Marcus and his team were always there for us. This has been a very emotional time for us and he and his team’s understanding of our needs were so much appreciated.

Marcus and his team’s knowledge of the Law was what made it all possible to set this case on the right track and that quickly, as well as the ability to analyze all aspects of the case and acting on the best method of approach.

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Hosser without any reservation! He and his team should be the first law firm to be considered. You will never be disappointed.“

L.H.

New York/USA

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D-76133 Karlsruhe
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What is a German Certified Inheritance Lawyer?

The term “German certified inheritance lawyer” describes a German attorney-at-law who specializes in German inheritance law. Anyhow the mere focus on German inheritance law is not enough. Only certain German attorneys-at-law who practice German inheritance law are allowed to use the special title “German certified inheritance lawyer” or “German specialist inheritance lawyer” according to the relevant German Regulation about Certified Lawyers (Fachanwaltsordnung).

In General, any German attorney-at-law who wants to become a certified inheritance lawyer needs to have practiced as a German attorney-at-law for more than three years, as a minimum. Furthermore, any German certified inheritance lawyer passed a test and proved his practical experience, meaning the lawyer must prove to have worked on a certain number of succession cases or rather inheritance cases, amongst others a certain number of formal proceedings like estate litigations.

Only when the German lawyer fulfills all relevant preconditions, the competent chamber of lawyers will grant the allowance to carry the title German certified inheritance lawyer. Any other German lawyer must not carry said title. Even after said allowance was granted, the German certified inheritance lawyer must continue his education in German inheritance law and update his knowledge, either through an attendance of seminars about German inheritance law-topics or through writing legal articles about German inheritance law.

The title German certified inheritance lawyer or German specialist inheritance lawyer shows the expertise of the respective lawyer in the field of German inheritance law and makes this lawyer’s decision obvious to focus on German inheritance law as his field of practice.
A German attorney-at-law must not carry more than altogether three German Specialist Lawyer-titles (Fachanwaltstitel) for certain fields of law like inheritance law.

Can any German inheritance lawyer counsel about German inheritance tax-issues?

No, only specific German inheritance lawyers feel able to counsel about German inheritance tax law, either. Although the preparative course-programs for becoming a German specialist inheritance lawyer contain single lessons about German inheritance tax law, those basics are not sufficient at all to become familiar with a counselling about German inheritance tax law.

In fact, German inheritance tax law is a sub-field of German tax law than a subarea of German inheritance law. Therefore, numerous Certified German Inheritance Lawyers need to involve a German tax advisor, so that the tax advisor can counsel about the inheritance tax law-related subjects of a certain case. For international succession cases as well as for international estate planning-mandates, German inheritance tax law-questions need to be answered. On top of his being a German certified inheritance lawyer, Dr. Hosser is a German certified tax lawyer (Fachanwalt fuer Steuerrecht) who – as it comes to German tax laws – strictly focuses on advising about German inheritance tax law and German gift tax law, only.