Italian inheritance restrictions

Italian inheritance restrictions



Question: When drawing an Italian will, can I leave everything to my youngest child and ignore my wife and oldest children, given that I already gave them a lot of my estate during my life?

 Answer: Should the succession be subject to the Italian inheritance law, several substantial restrictions might apply.

Italian inheritance laws dictate certain rules that a Will should not break. Such rules are in favour of certain relatives of the decease and apply no matter what the Will provides. Parents, spouse and children, for example, are subjects that, if excluded from the estate (or if their share is not in compliance with the restrictions above), could challenge the Will.

The proportions of estate that need to be left to said protected family members depend on several factors.

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