Will Preparation in Poland

Will Preparation in Poland

Updated on Friday 10th November 2017

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Will-Preparation-in-Poland.jpgThe will is a legal document that establishes the manner in which the assets and properties of an individual in Poland will be distributed after his or her death. It can be drawn up by Polish nationals but also by non-residents who own property in Poland and wish to oversee its distribution. 
Will preparation in Poland is essentially a straightforward process that can take place under the supervision and with the help of our Polish lawyers.

Inheritance in Poland

According to the Polish Inheritance Law, any individual who is above the age of 18, with full capacity and legal rights, may draw up a will in Poland. This document needs to be drawn up according to the Polish regulations and only if the testator (the person creating the will) is in full mental capacity and has the ability to express his or her intent.
According to law, the beneficiaries of a will in Poland are liable for inheritance taxes. This tax is levied on the value of the Polish property. The rate of this tax also depends on the relationship between the beneficiaries and the deceased. For example, spouses, children, stepchildren, sons and daughters-in-law, parents, parents-in-law, brothers are sisters are included in the first category of beneficiaries.
One of the experts at our Polish law firm can give you complete details on these categories of beneficiaries and the rate of the inheritance tax.

The will or last testament in Poland

A will in Poland needs to be drawn up before a notary. In this case, it will be prepared in a notary office. Another type of will is the holographic will, which is the one drawn up the testator himself, signed and dated. The allographic will is the oral will, left by the testator who makes his final wishes in the presence of two witnesses. 
Individuals who were not included in the will and have the right to part of the assets may contest the will in accordance with the Polish law. This step can be handled by one of our Polish lawyers.
You can contact the experts at our Polish law firm for complete assistance for drawing up wills. We can answer your questions regarding about the inheritance laws and your legal rights as heirs in Poland.