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Estate law

Estate law is part of inheritance law. This includes all legal questions and procedures which deal with the settlement of a person's estate.

For example, one could name the following subjects in this context: issuing a certificate of inheritance and correcting the land register (for property), cancelling contracts, limiting liability for heirs when over-indebtedness threatens, and many more such examples.

We will be happy to advise you and represent you in all legal questions regarding estate law.

Our main fields of activity comprise:

  • estate settlement
  • estate administration
  • executing wills




Estate settlement

We take on the complete settlement of an estate on behalf of courts, charitable organisations and associations as well as private individuals, settling all questions in law and in fact associated with it.  In numerous cases we have been and are being appointed as estate administrators or curators by courts mainly in the Rhein-Main area when the legal heirs are not known. Charitable organisations which are appointed as heirs and which do not have the necessary time or specialist knowledge, appoint us to take over the settlement.


Estate administration

If the settlement of the estate also involves limiting the heirs' liability, estate administration is stipulated by the court.

To find out more about the specialist areas "Estate and estate administration" please also visit our website „Petersen Estate Management". There you can find detailed information on the range of services we provide.


Executing wills

Execution of a will only arises if it is specified in a will. Lawyer Jens Petersen who is in any case qualified as a result of his many years of experience with estate administration, has also been certified as an "executor of wills" through relevant further training.

That means that an expert institution has certified his knowledge and experience in the field of executing wills.

We have the experience and the expertise to bring about decisions which maintain peace in the family.

We offer out-of-court approaches but we will also be at your side if disputes go to court.

Petersen Rechtsanwälte
Eschenheimer Anlage 28
60318 Frankfurt
Gerichtsfach 362
Telefon: 069 / 955 272 - 0
Telefax: 069 / 955 272 - 30