Contest a Will in Greece

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Very helpful advice and very professional work, I would definitely recommend to everyone!
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Katarzyna Chabinka
26 Apr 2024
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Contest a Will

This service is available across Greece

Who Is This Service For?

When faced with the challenge of contesting a Will in Greece, understanding the specific legal framework is crucial. This comprehensive guide outlines the process and legal grounds for challenging a will under Greek law, aiming to provide clarity and direction for those needing to navigate this complex area, in particular:

  • Individuals doubting the validity of a Will due to concerns over the testator's mental capacity, undue influence, fraud, or other legal issues.
  • Heirs or beneficiaries who believe the Will violates Greek forced heirship rules or has been improperly executed.
  • Anyone in possession of newer testamentary documents that may revoke an older Will.
Who Is This Service For?


In order to successfully contest an existing Will in Greece, the following are helpful:

  • Demonstrable evidence supporting claims of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, fraud, or improper execution according to the Hellenic Civil Code, Articles 1710 – 2035.
  • Legal standing to contest, typically granted to direct family members, named beneficiaries, or others with a legitimate interest in the estate.


  1. Filing a Claim: Initiating the contest by filing with the court in the jurisdiction where the deceased last resided, detailing the contestation grounds and including all pertinent evidence.
  2. Legal Representation: Leveraging expert legal guidance to navigate the procedural complexities, from evidence presentation to court hearings. 
  3. Case Preparation: Assembling documentation, witness testimonies, and, if necessary, expert assessments to build a compelling case

Benefits to Clients

  • In-depth Knowledge of Greek Inheritance Law: Expertise in the nuanced requirements of the Hellenic Civil Code and other relevant statutes ensures a thorough approach to contesting wills.
  • Tailored Legal Strategies: Developing bespoke strategies that reflect the unique aspects of each case, maximising the chances of a favourable outcome.
  • Comprehensive Support: Offering end-to-end legal assistance, from initial consultations to representation in court proceedings.
Benefits to Clients

Key Elements of this Service

  • A focus on the main legal grounds for contestation under Greek law, including testamentary capacity, undue influence, and forced heirship rules, as stipulated by the Hellenic Civil Code (Articles 1710 – 2035)​​​​​​.
  • Guidance through Greece's specific will types—holographic, mystic, and public—ensuring challenges are appropriately framed within the legal requirements for each​​.
  • Assistance in navigating the implications of Greek inheritance law, including the division of estates under intestacy rules and the nuances of forced heirship, providing a comprehensive understanding of potential legal avenues​​.
Key Elements of this Service

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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