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Estates

Estates

Gürkan & Gürkan Advocates and Legal Advisers executes procedures relating to the estate of a deceased person with speed and supports its clients during the process of will execution and division of assets. Our Firm provides services relating to estates, rights of survivors as put forth by the estate, resolution of any disputes amongst survivors, court cases relating to estates, inheritance cases, taking legal action among survivors as per the “hotchpot” principle and other related matters.

 

Some of the functions we execute as relating to estates are:

  1. Research to identify whether the deceased person has left behind a will
  2. Identification of the deceased person’s assets and real estate through research in land registry, banks, motor vehicle registry departments and other public offices
  3. Inclusion of all parties with a claim to the assets in the process of sharing and the collection of the right set of documents
  4. Preparation of estates with or without a will and the court application for an estate establishment
  5. Assignment or the change of the estate manager
  6. Application to the tax authority for the inheritance tax
  7. Preparation of an asset division list detailing how the assets will be shared
  8. Making a real estate transfer application at the land registry
  9. Transfer of assets
  10. Control and management of bank accounts
  • What should I do when the inheritance process is completed? Following the distribution and transfer of all movable and immovable properties of an inheritance among the heirs, the Estate Administrator shall submit a closing inventory to the registrar of inheritance, and the inheritance file shall be closed by getting the signatures of all heirs.
  • What is an Estate Administrator? For the management of the assets of a deceased person, an Estate Administrator is appointed by a Court order to be issued by the Court. The Estate Administrator is appointed as the testamentary executor if one is determined by the will or as the closest person according to the degree of kinship in the absence of a will.
  • How can replace an Estate Administrator? An estate administrator assigned to inheritance may be replaced by the Court upon the application and consent of the heirs if they are abroad or unable to perform their duties.
  • How do I get an inheritance order? An Inheritance Order can be obtained by applying to the District Court at the last habitual residence of the deceased and submitting the necessary documents to the registrar of inheritance.
  • How can I manage the properties of a deceased person? The management of the properties of a deceased person; for example, sale or transfer of immovable properties, withdrawals of deposits in the bank or car transfers are only possibleby an inheritance order.
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