Inheritance in Italy

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Giorgio was a very professional fellow, the family are extremely grateful for his help regarding our matter. The fee was value for money, and Giorgio was very clear on what we needed through out our case.
Antony Palombo
Antony Palombo
21 Dec 2022

Service Details


This service is available across Italy

Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?

  • In processing an inheritance in Italy, adhering to the country's specific legal framework is paramount. This framework is outlined in the Italian Civil Code and encompasses both testamentary and legitimate succession. 
  • This service is designed for English-speaking individuals who are heirs or potential heirs to an estate located within Italy. 
  • It caters to both residents and non-residents who require professional assistance in navigating the complexities of Italian inheritance laws, including testamentary and legitimate succession, as well as tax obligations related to inheriting assets in Italy.
Client Profile: Who Needs This Service?


  • Documentation: A "Dichiarazione di Successione" (Declaration of Succession) must be filed with the Italian tax authority (Agenzia delle Entrate) within 12 months of the deceased's death. Essential documents include the death certificate, a certificate of the last residence of the deceased, family status certificates, cadastral records of real estate, and, if applicable, a copy of the will​​.
  • Tax Obligations: Heirs are responsible for calculating and paying inheritance taxes and must file a Statement of Succession. The law provides for the possibility to renounce inheritance rights to avoid taking on the deceased’s debts​​.

Process: Our Approach

Our approach in handling Italian inheritance cases includes:

  1. Initial Assessment: Examining the client's situation against Italian inheritance laws.
  2. Document Analysis and Preparation: Assisting in reviewing necessary documents, including wills.
  3. Representation in Disputes: Offering legal representation in inheritance disputes, especially regarding quota division and rights of legittimari (mandatory heirs).
  4. Taxation Guidance: Advising on Italian inheritance tax implications and compliance.
  5. Asset Transfer Assistance: Facilitating the transfer of assets, including real estate, in compliance with Italian law.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Specialized in Italian Law: Expert knowledge tailored to the intricacies of Italian inheritance law.
  • Multilingual Legal Support: Services provided in English and Italian, ensuring clear communication.
  • Customized Legal Strategies: Personalized approach to each case, considering unique family dynamics and asset types.
  • Tax Efficiency: Strategies to minimize tax liabilities within the framework of Italian law.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Legal Heir Determination: Identifying and advising on the rights and obligations of heirs under Italian law.
  • Estate Tax Planning: Expert advice on tax liabilities and efficient tax planning for Italian estates.
  • Asset Distribution and Transfer: Assistance with legal procedures for transferring and registering assets to heirs.
Key Features 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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