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If a person dies intestate (without a will), who inherits his property in Israel? Posted on June 24, 2013
The law in Israel states that a person who has no heirs and/or no petition was made for an inheritance and/or probate order in the time required by law, the state inherits his property....
May a seriously ill person execute a will in Israel? Posted on June 24, 2013
There are situations in which a testator is on his deathbed in a hospital or his physical condition is bad and there is fear that a hostile party may be interested in seizing control of the testator’s property. The law allows for the drafting a notarized will to which is...
How do you change a will in Israel? Posted on June 24, 2013
A legally competent testator may draft a later will at any time, which changes the provisions of an earlier will and/or adds to it. Later instructions will apply to the will of the testator with the necessary changes....
Can a notarized will be voided in Israel? Posted on June 24, 2013
A testator, so long as he/she has not been deemed legally incompetent and/or his physical condition is not dire, may order the voiding of his will in writing. To emphasize, if the testator intends to void a notarized will, it is advisable to draft a notarized document in which the...
Does a notarized/notarial will take precedence over a regular will in Israel? Posted on June 24, 2013
The general rule is that a more recent will supersedes an earlier one. But when the question arises whether a later, “regular” will takes precedence over an earlier notarized will, an in depth examination will be required as to why the testator chose to change his will, in which the...
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