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Receiving inheritance in Ukraine

What we do

  • We provide advice from a family lawyer on the basic process of obtaining an inheritance;
  • Analyze the situation and help you choose the optimal algorithm of action;
  • We can carry out the procedure without your coming to Ukraine;
  • If necessary, we will consider the possibility of a dispute and your chances;
  • Help with opening an inheritance;
  • Collect or help to get documents that you lack of;
  • Advise you on the procedure for completing and submitting documents;
  • We will accompany the whole procedure;
  • We will tell you what to do next - the presence of debts, obtaining a part in an LLC, real estate, etc.
Receiving inheritance in Ukraine
from 900 USD

Lawyer for inheritance in Ukraine

Due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, many foreigners are in no hurry to come even to calmer regions of the country. At the same time, unfortunately, the question of inheritance arises quite often. Of course, not everything is so bad, and today Ukraine, subject to safety rules, is open to visitors. You just need to be prepared for certain restrictions and delays in the processes.

But the question we have heard from foreigners before is whether it is possible to carry out the procedure as remotely as possible or not to come to Ukraine at all. Our lawyers can prepare the procedure in this way, although the first stage will necessarily be to analyze all aspects of the situation and develop a strategy.

The first rule: do not delay deadlines. Remember, the standard period allocated for claiming inheritance rights is half a year. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the greater the chances of doing everything correctly, without haste.

This will also give us a chance to understand whether you have all the documents in your hands. There are often situations when it is necessary to obtain additional certificates confirming the degree of your relationship - this will also take time. This also applies, for example, to obtaining a tax identification number or even a technical passport for an apartment from the BTI (Bureau of Technical Inventory).


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    International services

    If, for some reason, you are unable to come to Ukraine, we can carry out the entire procedure remotely. Having an understanding of international legislation and extensive experience, we work with foreigners.
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    All in one place

    In our team, you can find a legal consultant in almost any area of law. This means that after registering the inheritance, you will not be left alone with him - we will suggest the best option for what to do next.


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Inheritance lawyer consultation in Ukraine

The very situation that brought you to this page is extremely emotional. In addition to the fact that you will have to cope with the bitterness of loss and family matters, you also need to deal with the issue of inheritance in a fairly short time. Many people procrastinate with this process because they don’t even know how to approach it. What if the situation also has complications? These are some of the questions we hear in our practice:

  • What happens if we miss the deadline for accepting the inheritance? 6 months are almost up.

  • I am the second or third in line to inherit, but the relationship with the first-line heir of the deceased was bad - how can I defend my rights?

  • We lived together, but did not legalize our relationship - do I have the right to inheritance?

  • Can all property be inherited?

  • We entered into a lifelong maintenance agreement with the deceased - how do I claim what’s mine?

  • I know that there is a debt on an apartment that will be inherited, and I don’t want to do it - how can I get out of it?

  • Do I need to pay any taxes in Ukraine and abroad for inheritance?

And, of course, there are all sorts of controversial situations that most often occur in the absence of a will. Our lawyer helps you resolve each such issue. Another common situation is the inheritance of a part in a company or securities, which also requires a separate procedure.


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Important to know

Legal advice on inheritance in Ukraine

The most painful issue, oddly enough, is missing the application deadline. It would seem that half a year is quite a lot of time. But in practice, if necessary, collect and prepare documents for submission, this is not the case.

Important! Missing a deadline does not mean you missed an opportunity! In many cases, you can get an additional three months or restore the terms - but this requires a detailed assessment of the situation by a lawyer.

As for foreigners, you need to know that there will be a difference in the procedure as a whole, but it will be small. You will need to complete a number of documents in Ukraine and prepare to pay tax. We'll show you how to do this.

If you need help with these matters in Ukraine, contact us!


Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner

Volodymyr Gurlov, Managing partner