The deceased's religion has no meaning.

The estate is usually divided and the legacy is managed by the heirs themselves. In the event of a dispute over the estate, however, the local district court handles the problems of heritage.  job

The District Court of the place where the property is located always has the right to decide the case, but the last residence of the deceased determines, with reference to movable property, which court has the right to decide the case. Inheritance cases are usually tried in approximately 6-18 months by the District Court (that only handles inheritance cases). In some cases, the District Court may appoint the manager, usually the private lawyer, to handle the inventory and distribute the heritage at the request of the shareholder in the property of the deceased.

Direct descendants have the right - half the estate - to a reserved portion.

Half of the estate is for shared distribution among direct offspring. For instance, if the deceased had two children, who were usually to inherit the entire property, but had made a will that gave everything to a third party, then the children still receive one-half of the property, which is one quarter per child.

Anyone can freely choose the residue of the estate.

In Finland, it is normal to make a will.

In Finland, it is often advisable to make a will. If a married couple has children, they should make a will for each other because if no will, children will inherit everything.

A will must be written, with two witnesses present at the same time. If this requirement is met when a will is signed abroad, there is no requirement to be present in Finland.

In the case of non-testing, i.e. where no will exists, the kids get all the property, although the spouse is protected. Despite the request of a direct descendant to distribute the land, or the rights of a beneficiary under the will, the surviving wife may hold (not own) an undivided common house or other dwelling that is part of the deceased property and suitable for the living wife, unless housing is suitable as a house for a survival wife of the surviving spouse of the surviving wife ( in Finland as a general rule spouses have their own property despite the marriage). There may also be a marriage settlement, meaning that in some cases the spouse's position can be quite weak. A surviving spouse, depending on the circumstances, may also have the right to compensation.

If there is no spouse or kids, the parents inherit all. If the parents are already dead, all is inherited from their other children (the deceased's brothers and sisters) and children. If there are no relatives, the whole estate is received by the State of Finland.

Property can be freely given to anyone throughout the owner's lifetime.

Notwithstanding the rule that property may be freely donated, a gift can be interpreted as an advance if received by a direct descendant. The value of the gift is deducted from the heritage in this case. If a gift comes from a non-direct offspring or a non-related third party, the legal assumption is that the gift is not a promotion. Such a gift is not usually open to challenges, but a common home cannot be donated without the permission of the other spouse because of marital rights.

The public register determines who owns the property.

In the event of a dispute regarding property ownership in Finland, the District Court shall refer to the public register of real estate and its owners. The transport of property depends on certain formalities and is not valid unless these formalities are respected. The transport is also verified by a notary.

Public authorities can appoint a guardian where the inheritors are minors.

If a child, a non-legal child or a non-legally adult child is killed or other property in Finland (or part of it), the public authorities must appoint the guardian for minors if both parents are deceased (and the guardian cannot be freely appointed by will of the deceased). If the other parent is alive, the guardian is a rule under law.

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