Inheritance in the EU
Cross-border successions made simpler
Until recently, the existence of different national rules made inheritances involving more than one EU country complex and costly. New EU legislation makes cross-border inheritance simpler by clarifying which EU country’s courts will have jurisdiction to deal with the inheritance and which law the courts will apply.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (European Commission) Themes: Justice and home affairs , Law and justice
- Subject: cross-border cooperation , inheritance , judicial cooperation in civil matters in the EU , jurisdiction , law of succession , private international law
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