Association du Réseau Européen des Registres Testamentaires

Finding a will in Croatia

 Legal professionals, some questions/answers to assist you 


- When the existence of a will has been established, who has to be contacted to obtain information about its content ?

Information on the content of a will is provided by the judicial commissioner, i.e. the notary tasked with opening the will by the court settling the succession.

Foreign courts can use mutual legal assistance to obtain a copy of the will.


- Who is entitled to receive the information ?

The information contained in the will, and a copy of the will itself, can be sent to public authorities, the heirs and anyperson granted or deprived of theirrightsunder the terms of the will.


- Is there a particular procedure to be followed ? If so, which one ?

For the information contained in the will, or a copy of the will itself, to be communicated, the will must have been opened in accordance with Croatian law.

- By what means can the information be sent ?

A certified copy of the will is sent by post.

Information-sheet-Croatia-EN

21 mars 2017
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