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How Does Inheritance Work in Turkey?

In Turkey, inheritance law is based on the principles of unity of inheritance. This means that the estate of the deceased is distributed as a whole according to statutory shares.

Who Inherits?

The primary heirs in Turkish law are the deceased’s descendants, spouse, and ascendants. If the deceased has no descendants or ascendants, the spouse inherits the entire estate.

Statutory Shares

In the absence of a will, statutory shares apply. Children inherit equally, while the surviving spouse’s share depends on the presence of other heirs.

The Role of Wills

While many people in Turkey do not have a will, it can be a useful tool for specifying one’s wishes regarding the distribution of their estate.

Taxes and Fees

Inheritance in Turkey is subject to inheritance tax, which is calculated based on the value of the estate and the degree of kinship to the deceased.

Legal Support

Navigating inheritance law in Turkey can be complex. It’s crucial to seek legal advice to ensure your rights are protected and the process is handled correctly.

So, how does inheritance work in Turkey? While the process can be complex, understanding the basics of inheritance law can make it more manageable. Remember, it’s crucial to seek legal advice to navigate this process effectively.

Our law firm is here to help. Contact us today for more information.

Please note that this is a general overview and may not apply to all situations. Always consult with a professional for advice tailored to your situation.


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