Drafting of wills

Only in a few cases does the legal succession coincide with the wishes of the family. It is therefore of great importance that anyone who wishes to provide assets to their family or other people should make his or her own will. However, this is not quite as simple as most people think – unclear wording, wrong terms and formal errors are a risk. A particular danger, however, is that the future testator cannot fully understand the consequences of his decisions because he does not have a complete overview of the legal consequences of his decisions. This also includes tax mistakes.If, however, the testator does not wish to transfer his assets during his lifetime, but for certain reasons commits himself bindingly to give them to a certain beneficiary, the instrument of the testator’s contract of inheritance is an obvious choice.

The Topics

  • Who should receive assets?
  • How can one exclude unwanted successors?
  • What happens if an heir drops out?
  • How to distribute assets fairly?
  • How to turn certain objects and assets over to certain persons?
  • Is it useful to gift assets in one’s lifetime?
  • How can the spouse be protected?
  • Should minors already receive assets?
  • How can assets be inherited in the most tax-efficient way possible?
  • How can I ensure that my decisions are implemented?
  • Which form of will should one choose?


Round Table

We rightly talk about these topics in our Round Table meetings. The Round Table is an action of Herfurth & Partner and serves to clarify and secure wishes and decisions in the family in connection with assets, provision and succession.

The next dates can be found in the Round Table section (blue box on the homepage).


Further information on many topics can be found in the Publications section (right).

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Angelika Herfurth

Attorney at law and specialist lawyer for family law

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