We advise and act for you in relation to all "in court and out of court" proceedings regarding estate and succession law matters, in particular:


  • Preparing and reviewing Australian and German wills (also drafting bilingual wills) and other testamentary instruments
  • Estate planning
  • Interpretation of wills, advising beneficiaries and statutory heirs of their rights
  • Application for Australian Probate and Letters of Administration and German Probate (Erbschein)
  • Preparation of notarial declarations of renunciation of inheritance under German law (also in bilingual form)
  • Administration of deceased estates: preparation and witnessing of applications and affidavits, correspondence with authorities, banks and other financial institutions
  • Preparation of related documents: Enduring Powers of Attorneys, Enduring Guardianships, Advance Health Care Directives (Living Wills), Letters of Wishes


As soon as an estate matter involves a foreign jurisdiction, the testator, the beneficiaries and the statutory heirs are often confronted with a complex set of issues. Last wills in foreign jurisdictions may only be recognized if certain requirements are met. "Conflict of law" rules will determine which law applies to each asset.

We can assist you, as an individual or as an executor, to deal with questions about a will, and answer any queries regarding international succession law including German estate tax law. We can help you to obtain the necessary documents in Germany or Australia.


At German Australian Law Solutions we provide cost effective, and value for money services to meet your needs. Contact us today.