Hereditary Cases Lawyer – Declaring a Will
The will as a specific type of document represents one-sided deal which can be created in two ways. It can be a notarized will, drawn up by a notary or a holographic will, written by the testator. Before you draw a holographic will consult with a hereditary cases lawyer, who will explain to you the specifics that you need to know when you decided to bequeath your property.
The first essential characteristic of a holographic will is that it is considered to be a personal gratuitous act which has legal consequences after the death of the testator. Till that moment the testator is entitled to change his holographic will several times. In order to be a will valid, it must contain within itself the exact date of preparation, the subject of will and must specify the subject who will inherit the property. When you have prepared several wills the only valid will is considered to be the one with the latest date.
When the testator has died the will should be declared and registered. To generate these legal consequences the successor, in whose favor the testamentary disposition is made, has to know about its existence. Before the death of the testator the main characteristic of the will is its confidence. In contrast, to produce legal effects after the death of the testator, there must be made several procedural actions that in no way can be characterized as confidential.
As any good hereditary cases lawyer will explain to you, after you have prepared your will, you should tell the person that you have specified as your successor in will for its existence. After the death of the testator the successor should be able to identify where the will is and to whom is entrusted for safekeeping.
What coming next?
The holographic will is known as a secret will because it is an expression solely upon the free will of the testator. His will should not be vitiated by side effects, suggestions to third parties or pressure – mental or physical.
After a consultation with a hereditary cases lawyer, you will find that in the Inheritance act contains a specific provision of art. 27 para. 1, according to which the person who keeps a holographic will is obliged to request its disclosure by a notary immediately after learning of the death of the testator. Note that this statutory provision is not connected to any special sanction that derives directly from the possible omission of the person who keeps personally holographic will. It is difficult to be proved the exact moment of learning about the death of the testator, which means that to be established beyond doubt that fact will need a full mainly proof.
Your hereditary cases lawyer will explain that any person who appears to be interested in the announcement of the will, can ask the district judge for the place where the heritage was found, to determine a specified timeline for submission of the will in order for it to be announced by the notary.
If the will is left for storage to the notary, he executes its announcement – pursuant to Art. 27 para. 4 of the Inheritance Act.
Most people can not understand what is the definition of “place of opening the inheritance.” As your hereditary cases lawyer would explain to you it is “the last residence of the testator.” The last residence of the testator may be specified as his permanent residence and permanent address in Bulgaria before his death.
The quality “interested person” is not easy to be proved. If the ” interested person ” is the successor in law of the testator, it is enough for him to submit an abstract of the death of the testator. But in most cases the person is not from the circle of heirs at law of the testator. Then the only direct evidence of his quality ” interested person ” is itself the holographic will. Your hereditary cases lawyer will tell you that the presentation of an abstract of the death certificate of the testator sets only the likeliness of the deceased to has drawn holographic will in favor of the plaintiff. The “interested person” shall indicate the person who keeps the holographic will.