Succession handling (2/5): The Inheritance File
After the first appointment with the notary, he will be able to undertake several procedures in order to create an inheritance file, gathering all crucial information in one place.
Succession handling (1/5): The Notary
After having been through all the necessary administrative steps linked with a relative’s decease, the deceased person’s inheritance still needs to be settled. Usually phased by a notary, this process includes five major steps. Let us dig into the first one.
Obtain a certificate of inheritance
Various administrative formalities after death must be undertaken by the deceased's relatives following his or her departure, in particular because the bank blocks the deceased's bank accounts and safes.
Checklist after death
Losing a loved one is a hardship as such. Despite the sorrow, you will quickly have to take mandatory administrative steps that may be exhausting and complex. To help you through this process, we have provided you with a checklist of everything that you need to consider.
Pets once their owners have passed away
Nowadays dogs, cats, rodents and other pets play an important role in the daily life of many people. They are often considered full family members and their disappearance is very difficult to overcome. But, conversely, what happens when the owner dies?
Helping someone in grief
Has someone close to you lost a loved one? Your moral support is important to help them overcome this difficult life experience.
Knowing what to say or do to help a friend in grief can be difficult, especially if you have never experienced loss. Here is some advice to help someone in grief.
Donate my body to science
There are a number of measures that can be used to pre-fill in information about the legacy of one's body to science. It is important to designate the person who will be able to decide and to repeat this information, possibly in writing.
Recomposed families and inheritance
I have two children and my girlfriend has three children, can we plan to allocate the property to our 5 children?
Inheritance and bankruptcy
My partner and I have two children, one of whom is bankrupt. We would like to avoid having all assets frozen at the time of death or used to pay the debts from the bankruptcy. What can we do?
Inheritages and tax liabilities
One of my children has tax debts and the bank doesn't want to release the accounts following my husband's death, what can I do?
5 things to know about coronavirus
Since 15 March 2020, Europe has become the main focus of the coronavirus. While Italy is the country most affected by the pandemic, Belgium and France are not to be outdone. Answers in five questions.
Coronavirus: some good reflexes
While the global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, Western Europe remains the most important focus of the disease. What behaviour can be adopted to protect oneself and those around one? We've taken stock of the situation for you.
Coronavirus: planning a funeral
The coronavirus-related health crisis is affecting our daily lives, even in the most difficult times. In both Belgium and France, the authorities have taken measures to limit gatherings. This also applies to the organisation of funerals. Explanations.
Inheritance tax in Belgium
Before receiving an inheritance, the heirs and beneficiaries of the deceased are subject to inheritance tax.
Isolation and Coronavirus
19 April in Belgium: containment periods are lengthening to prevent the spread of the coronavirus maybe even until May. To cope with isolation, here are six actions to take to better organise your succession.
Sibling Inheritance: Rules and Advice
Many single people without children may want to leave their assets to their siblings after they pass away. If this is the case, you should know that there are laws and regulations regarding inheritance rights and tax rates between siblings in Belgium.
In this article, learn about the main sibling inheritance regulations in Belgium.
Choosing your funeral home
After a death has been declared, the funeral is a difficult stage for the relatives. Funerals require a certain amount of organisation and have a financial cost for the family.
Declaration of death
Has a loved one passed away? Before organising a funeral and sorting the deceased’s estate, it is essential that a declaration of death is made, which is the first of many formalities after death. Don't know how to declare a death?
Persons to contact in case of death
The death of a relative is a very difficult time. In addition to the grief you go through, a long list of paperwork and formalities must also be completed. Here are the administrative steps to take when a loved one dies in Belgium.
Steps to take after a loved one dies
Experiencing the loss of a loved one is never easy. In addition to the grief the family goes through, a long list of paperwork and formalities must be completed. To make it easier for you, here is a chronological list of steps to take after a death.
A relative dies in mishaps. In this case, you must take special steps, particularly with insurance companies.
Life annuity sales
Life annuity sales allow the seller to take advantage of additional income at a time in his or her life when, more often than not, the bulk of this income is made up of retirement or pensions.
Funeral insurance plans in Belgium
Funeral insurance is a life insurance policy intended to cover funeral expenses. Funeral insurance helps prepare you for this inevitable stage of life and ensure that your wishes are respected. Depending on the insurance contract, you can plan and organize how your funeral will be held and financed ahead of time. How do you choose the right funeral insurance? Here are some tips to guide you through the process.
Choosing your notary
To deal with an succession, you are free to choose the notary of your choice. But how do you choose one notary over another?