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Inheritance and Will

When dealing with issues concerning inheritance and wills, leave it to the expert "lawyers" in the field!

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Inheritance may be a matter unfamiliar to many.
Many people in Japan remain uninformed about this growing issue, and this leads to people not knowing what to do when they are forced to address it.
Even for those who may be more knowledgeable on the issue of inheritance and wills, many still find it tricky to decide how to divide their estates without the help of those with specialized knowledge in the field.  
In cases such as this, you should consult a legal attorney. 
Our firm, which is rooted in Utsunomiya City, effectively assists with the inheritance problems of local residents.


Benefits of asking the Attorney to deal with inheritance issues

If you consult an Attorney about inheritance issues, you can leave the troublesome task with us.
It is highly recommended that you consult a legal professional to help guide you through the detailed procedures required for inheritance cases.  
Below are the advantages of consulting legal attorneys at our firm.


Be entrusted with complex inheritance procedures

For inheritance, the following questions can be raised.

  • I don't know what property the deceased had or who the heir was.
  • I discovered a Will, but I don't know how to properly inform the existence and content of it.
  • I don't know what to claim, though I should have a legacy that I can receive.
  • I don't know how to deal with land division requests.
  • I don't know how to deal with the debts the deceased made in his/her life.

The above questions are usually difficult to determine properly unless you have experienced an inheritance.
Even if you don't examine the details mentioned above individually, if you leave the specific procedures to the Attorney, you can eliminate the burden of inheriting the estate.


Can create a legally valid Will without errors

In the case of inheritance, if the person who retains the estate has a special desire for partition of the estate, he/she must leave a Will.

  • Want to inherit at a different rate from the statutory share
  • Want to leave my estate to someone other than the legal heirs.
  • Some legal heirs do not want to hand over their estate
  • Want an inheritance that won't get in trouble.

In order to realize the above ideas, it is necessary to prepare a Will that is both publicly valid and appropriate in accordance with the law.
In addition, the division of the estate must be determined carefully so that the content is too biased to cause conflicts between relatives.
Taking all of these factors into consideration, the Attorney is able to create a legally valid Will that respects the full advantages of the his/her wishes.


Be entrusted with the investigation of the content of the inherited property and the heirs

In order to divide the estate, the content of the deceased's property and the relatives who inherit it must be understood correctly.
However, there may be cases where the heir is unknown or where there is a large amount of wealth in a bank account that the relative does not know.
These surveys require confirmation procedures and various documents from government offices and financial institutions.
If you leave it to the Attorney, we can efficiently summarize the information you need even with these troublesome tasks.


Be advised whether to renounce inheritance

In the event of a debt remaining, it is necessary to decide whether inheritance should be renounced.
In the case of renunciation of inheritance, it is necessary to make a careful decision as to which one should be chosen, since it is also a renunciation of a positive legacy.
Please consult us as we can take steps to manage the debt while retaining positive assets.


As close as possible to the desired conditions for partition of estate

Instances where heirs argue over the division of an estate are common. It is not possible to make a coherent agreement if each person only expresses his or her own wishes. With our attorneys we can offer effective solutions brought about by years of experience in handling matters such as this, so that you can conclude disputes amicably. 


Avoid inadvertent deterioration of relationships between relatives

Inheritance is a very delicate matter.
If the discussion does not go well, heirs may become very agitated, and in some cases irreversible cracks between relatives may occur.
If you ask the Attorney, we will be able to respond to these risks from the beginning.
We can effectively negotiate and provide appropriate advice and support to avoid problems from an objective standpoint.


Appropriate procedures can be taken to recover a Legally reserved portion if it is violated.

The legal heirs, other than brothers and sisters, are entitled to a minimum share of the inheritance called the "residuary share"." but depending on the content of the Will, there are cases where inheritance that should otherwise be received is violated.
In this case, the procedure "Claim for abatement of legally reserved portion" will be followed.
Because there are many conflicts in the courts, it is advised to entrust the procedures with an Attorney.


"One-Stop Service" for Legal Profession Corporation-You can leave it together.

At Haruka Law Office, we have a system in place to work closely with various specialists.
For this reason, you can swiftly get through the inheritance procedures without having to explain your situation at various contact points.
As a trustworthy partner, we will support inheritance issues by providing total support.


Flow of Inheritance and Due date

When a relative dies, the remaining relatives must perform a variety of tasks, such as funerals, memorial services, burying ashes, writing greeting cards, and so much more.
In order to do these things and proceed with the inheritance process at the right time, you need to get the overall schedule right. We've put together a timeline of the deadlines for the inheritance process to help you get the whole picture.

Inheritance procedures required for implementation within seven days

  • Filing of death notification

Inheritance Procedures Required for Implementation within Three Months

  • Funeral practice
  • Confirmation of the Will
  • Investigation by Heir
  • Verification of Will (dissemination of the presence and content of Will)
  • Investigation of the inherited property
  • Contact with financial institution
  • Receipt of life insurance benefits
  • Initiation of Legacy division conference
  • Qualified Acceptance, Renunciation of Inheritance

Inheritance Procedures Required for Implementation within 4 Months

  • Quasi-Final Return for Income Tax

Inheritance Procedures Required for Implementation within Ten Months

  • Preparation of Legacy division conference
  • Implementation of various inheritance procedures
  • Filing of Declaration and Payment of Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Procedures Required to Be Carried Out Within One Year

  • Procedures for Claim for abatement of legally reserved portion

Inheritance Procedures Required to Be Carried Out within Three Years

  • Procedure for Reduction of Spousal Inheritance Tax
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