Acceptance, waiver and avoidance of inheritance

Acceptance or waiver of the inheritance are decisions of significant financial implications. Therefore, no matter if you accept or refuse an inheritance, it is a decision that needs to be carefully considered. Are you aware of the succession, the inheritance is considered as accepted, unless you reject it within six weeks. After acceptance of the inheritance, this can not be knocked out.

Maybe you have made a mistake on acceptance or renouncement of the inheritance. Then you can have the right to challenge your decision. Please note that the challenge to the acceptance is considered as waiver and the challenge to the waiver as acceptance.

Acceptance, waiver or rescission are decisions that must be taken in the short term. Within six weeks, clarity should prevail, unless the heir or the deceased resident abroad.

We are available for you at short notice for all the necessary actions or statements that you must make.


FMR Rechtsanwälte
Erkrather Straße 220 b
40233 Düsseldorf


Phone: +49(0)211 / 88 00 588
Fax:       +49(0)211 / 83 69 111
E-Mail: info@fmr-kanzlei.de