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 any person granted or deprived of their rights under 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.



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