Alexandra Zeiter, specialist lawyer for inheritance law: “I see a lot of family stories.”

Alexandra Zeiter advises people on how to write wills, represents relatives who are about to lose their inheritance and supports NGOs who have to fight for their money. The specialist lawyer for inheritance law and lecturer at the University of Zurich also took NGOs into account in her own will.

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The marital agreement

Before and after marriage, couples can enter into a marital agreement in which they can regulate the property regime. Individual assets can also become part of a marital agreement. The document must be executed as a public deed.

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Respecting your wishes – an expert helps

If you want to make sure that your last wishes are respected, you should consult a specialist. During a consultation, the lawyer or notary first asks about your personal situation. The professional needs to know what the family situation is like – whether there are legal heirs such as a child or a parent and how […]

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Statutory entitlement in law of succession

Swiss law not only determines who the heirs of a person are, it also stipulates the share of the estate to which the heirs are usually entitled. In order to determine the legal succession, Swiss law uses a parentelic system.

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Will – requirements on form and content

In the event of death, the will is often the most important surviving document. In order for it to be valid, it must meet certain formal requirements. Normally, it must be written by hand, as well as dated and signed.

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