Q. What if a non-Italian owning an Italian property who has money in an Italian bank account dies without leaving a valid will?
A. According to Italian law, when someone dies without a will he/she dies intestate and the succession is regulated according to the national law of the deceased party.
Even if each case is unique, please refer to our diagram showing how the Italian intestacy proceeding works. We have also provided a diagram of the intestacy process in England and Wales for comparison. They can be downloaded here:
1) Italian Law Intestacy Chart
2) England and Wales Intestacy Chart
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