Inheritance is the practice by which a person receives property from the estate of a deceased person, whether by the laws of inheritance or as a beneficiary of a will or trust. In Romania, the succession law principles and its procedure are written in the Romanian Civil Code. If you are a foreign citizen and you need legal assistance in an inheritance case, you can contact us, Hammond & Partnership, an international law firm.
Under Romanian law, the inheritance procedure (transfer of a deceased person’s property to his / her heirs) may be made before a public notary or a court.
1. The inheritance procedure in front of the Notary Public
The inheritance procedure will be made to the notary public office located in the area of the last domicile of the deceased.
2. Inheritance procedure in front of the court
If the succession cannot be debated for a variety of reasons by a notary (there is no successor, there is no agreement between the heirs regarding the division of property, etc.) a solution at hand is to promote a legal action having the object of the succession / succession sharing. The advantage of such an action is that it ends with a court decision that consists of the property title of each success or for the individual assets that have been assigned to it.