Contest a Will in Croatia

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Excellent service, definitely recommended. Very good and reliable service!
Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod
14 Jun 2024

Service Details

Contest a Will

This service is available across Croatia

Who Is This Service For?

  • Heirs or family members who suspect their inheritance rights have been overlooked or unfairly diminished may seek to contest a Will in Croatia.
  • This includes individuals believing the Will was executed under circumstances that compromise its validity, such as duress, fraud, or the testator's incapacity.
  • Or indeed, beneficiaries seeking to challenge the equity of the Will’s provisions.
Who Is This Service For?

Be Prepared...

  • Documentary evidence of kinship to the deceased or a legitimate interest in the estate.
  • Indications that the Will's validity is questionable, supported by medical records, witness testimonies, or other pertinent evidence.
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Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Consultation: Gathering critical information and documents to establish the foundation of your case.
  2. Legal Analysis: Evaluating the will's legality based on Croatian inheritance laws, particularly focusing on the Civil Obligations Act (Zakon o obveznim odnosima) and the Law on Inheritance Proceedings (Zakon o nasljednom postupku), which dictate the procedures and grounds for contesting a will.
  3. Court Representation: Advocating on your behalf in inheritance disputes, leveraging legal precedents and statutory provisions to challenge the will's legitimacy.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Specialized Expertise: Leveraging detailed knowledge of Croatian inheritance law to navigate contestation processes effectively.
  • Customized Legal Strategy: Crafting a case-specific approach, considering the nuances of your situation.
  • Comprehensive Support: Providing peace of mind through expert legal representation during this challenging time.
Benefits of this Service

Key Components of this Service

  • In-depth legal support tailored to contesting wills, from preliminary advice to courtroom representation.
  • Strategies aimed at preserving familial harmony, whilst robustly protecting your inheritance rights.
  • Exploration of all legal routes to question the will's validity, underpinned by specific Croatian laws and regulations.
Key Components of this Service

Useful Information

  • Croatian inheritance law stipulates clear guidelines for contesting a Will, focusing on ensuring the testator's intentions were freely made and accurately represented. 
  • The law recognizes various grounds for contestation, such as duress, fraud, or lack of testamentary capacity, under the Civil Obligations Act and the Law on Inheritance Proceedings. 
  • These statutes provide a legal framework to challenge a will's validity, emphasizing the importance of a fair and just process for all parties involved.
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Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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