FAQ

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WHERE CAN I FIND A DEATH CERTIFICATE?

One option is the funeral home. No luck there? You can also request a death certificate at the municipality where the deceased most recently lived.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PARENT HAS DRAWN UP A WILL?

Inquire at the Central Register of Wills (in Dutch: Centraal Testamentenregister) if the deceased has had a will made.

WHERE CAN I VIEW THE WILL?

If you are an heir, you can request a copy of the will at the notary who made it. If this notary is no longer active, then you can contact his or her successor. Consult the successor archive (in Dutch: opvolgersarchief) via the website www.notaris.nl.

SHOULD I ACCEPT (UNDER BENEFIT OF INVENTORY) OR REJECT THE WILL?

The answer to this question is different in each case. In general, it's not wise to accept an estate outright. After all, you never know if there is still debt to be settled. Accepting an inheritance under benefit of inventory means that many matters need to be taken care of. Also, be aware that when rejecting an estate, the inheritance can be passed on to your children. Along with any debt. So, you will have to reject the estate also on behalf of your children. However, you may be wondering if this applies to your situation. Uiteen can help you make this decision.

CAN I CLEAN UP THE HOUSE OF MY DECEASED PARENT?

You will want to be careful here. For example, it might be that you want to take some things home with you. This would be considered an act of accepting the estate. You can of course empty the refrigerator, just think twice before taking things like jewellery.

What can I prepare?

Request the ‘Uiteen Inheritance Package’. For further information and tips about what you can prepare ahead of time.

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