Inheritance in Romania

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Service Details

Inheritance

This service is available across Romania

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service is directed at both Romanian citizens and foreigners with inheritance interests in Romania. 
  • It is designed for individuals who are either direct heirs, such as family members entitled to inherit assets under Romanian law, or those who believe they have a rightful claim to a portion of an estate based on familial ties.
Who Is This Service For?

Requirements

  • Key Legislation: The inheritance process in Romania is guided by several laws, including:
    • Law no. 105/1992 on the resolution of international inheritance cases.
    • Organic Law no. 312/2005, detailing the conditions under which foreign citizens can inherit land in Romania, specifically through inheritance.
    • The Code of Civil Procedure, Article 193, defines the entities responsible for processing inheritance cases​​.
  • Tax Implications: An inheritance tax is imposed at a rate of 1% on the estate's value if the inheritance procedure is initiated more than two years after the death of the decedent. Otherwise, Romanian inheritance tax does not apply​​.
Requirements

Procedure

  1. Legal Consultation and Representation: Offering guidance on drafting and signing wills in compliance with Romanian laws and representing clients in inheritance disputes or asset division cases​​.
  2. Document Preparation: Assisting in the preparation of necessary documents for submission to the public notary, as the law dictates that inheritance transfers are within the exclusive jurisdiction of public notaries​​.
  3. Tax Advisory and Compliance: Advising on the specific inheritance tax requirements and ensuring timely and accurate tax payments to avoid unnecessary liabilities​​.
  4. Navigating Public Notary Procedures: Facilitating the inheritance process through the public notary in the region or city where the deceased had their last residence, as per legal requirements​​.
Procedure

Benefits

  • Expertise in Romanian and International Inheritance Law: Proficiency in navigating both domestic and international aspects of inheritance cases.
  • Comprehensive Legal Support: From drafting wills to representing clients in court for disputes, offering a full range of legal services related to inheritance.
  • Tax Efficiency: Guidance on minimizing tax liabilities and ensuring compliance with Romanian tax laws.
Benefits

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • Asset Identification and Valuation: Locating and valuing the estate's assets in Romania.
  • Tax Payment and Debt Settlement: Ensuring all financial obligations are met before distribution.
  • Asset Distribution: Facilitating the distribution of assets among heirs in accordance with the Will or Romanian law.
  • With our service, you can confidently navigate the intricacies of processing an inheritance in Romania, ensuring all legal, and financial aspects are meticulously handled.
What Does This Service Consist Of?

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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