Pet in the event of death
What happens to the testator’s pets when the testator passes away? In the event of death, succession is governed by law or by a disposition of property upon death (testament/inheritance contract). Third parties may be appointed as heirs or as legatees with assets. If several heirs wish to have a pet allocated to them, the […]
The way to inheritance – how does an inheritance work?
After the death of a loved one, an inheritance and the community of heirs face each other. But who gets what only becomes clear when the estate is divided. What happens if the heirs disagree on the distribution of the estate?
Guardianship provision – guardian in case of death
What is a guardianship provision? In principle, Swiss law provides for legal provisions when parents decease. If only one parent dies, custody usually remains with the surviving parent – given this is within the best interest of the child. This is automatically the case for parents who are married, as well as those who are […]