Association du Réseau Européen des Registres Testamentaires

Finding a will in Hungary

 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 the will is sent by the notary responsible for settling the succession. This notary summons allthose with a legitimate interest to a hearing at which the will is read aloud. If one of the interested partiesrefers to a fact (i.e. a will) which was not adjusted during the probate procedure, and this fact leads changing the order or the title of succession, he/she has a period of one year in which to contact the notary responsible for settling the succession. After that, he/she will be able to approach the court.

- Who is entitled to receive the information ?

The information contained in the will, and/ora copy of the will itself, can be sent to public authorities, legal professionals responsible for settling the succession, wherever they are located, and, more generally, any person with a legitimate interest.

- 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 Hungarian law.

- By what means can the information be sent ?

The information contained in the will and/or a copy of the will itself are sent by post.

Information-sheet-Hungary-EN

21 mars 2017
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