Law of Succession
Succession commences on the death of the deceased. Insofar as dispositions and divisions made during the deceased’s lifetime are relevant under law of succession, they are taken into account according to the condition of the estate as at the time of his or her death. On the death of the deceased, the entirety of the estate vests by operation of law in its heirs. Heirs may lose their right to inheritance due to disclaim of inheritance, waiver of inheritance, deprivation of inheritance, or exclusion from inheritance. Statutory heirs may also be appointed as a result of testamentary dispositions left by the deceased.
In the context of the Law of Succession, our office deals with matters related to the disclaim of inheritance, lawsuits for the cancellation of title deed registration resulting from the deceased’s sham transactions aiming to embezzle assets from heirs, matters to be considered in the drafting of a testament, initiation of lawsuits for the opening or cancellation of the testament, drafting of succession partition contracts, rights of the surviving spouse and infringement of the heirs’ reserved portion.
Our office also advises clients domiciled abroad and whose mother or father are Turkish, for the protection of their rights on the assets they inherited in Turkey, the determination of the estate and the dissolution of joint ownership.