17. October 2023

Drafting a Will as a Swiss National Living Abroad

Writing a will raises many questions. Even more questions are probably asked by Swiss nationals abroad who want to draw up their will in accordance with Swiss law. Find out what Swiss Nationals Abroad should know when writing a will.

5. January 2023

Intestate and testamentary succession – who inherits how much?

When someone dies, there are often difficult questions regarding the estate of the deceased. In addition to will, intestate succession can help to clarify these.

31. December 2022

What are the statutory shares of my children? Are there alternatives?

The descendants of every testator are entitled to a statutory entitlement, which in principle may not be withdrawn from them. In this text we explain what this means for your will and what alternative solutions there are.

24. January 2017

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.

18. November 2016

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.