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Information on the content of a will is communicated to the heirs by the judicial commissioner, i.e. the notary tasked with opening the will by the court settling the succession.
Foreign public authorities must use the mutual legal assistance system through the intermediary of their national Ministry of Justice.
The information contained in the will and/or a copy of the will itself may be sent to the heirs or foreign public authorities.
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 Slovak law. Furthermore, foreign public authorities must observe the mutual legal assistance procedure.
For requests originating abroad, the judicial commissioner sends a certified copy of an authentic will or the original of a holographic will by post to the respective national court, which will then decide on the form in which the information will be transmitted.