Inheritance in Ukraine
Roadmap for Inheritance
Stages of accepting an inheritance
Submitting an Application
You cannot inherit property if you do not inform the notary of your intention.
Collection of documents
There are two packages of documents that will be needed to accept the inheritance.
Obtaining a Certificate
The certificate of the right to inheritance allows you to dispose of property.
Each of these stages may contain a different number of actions that the heir needs to perform. For example, if, after analyzing the inherited property, the heir decides that he should not spend time and money on entering into the inheritance, then after filing an application for renunciation of the inheritance, the remaining stages simply will not be needed. If the heir did not have time to submit an application within a six-month period, then the fate of the inheritance will depend on the decision of the court. If the deceased kept the real estate documents in a known place and the heir has free access to them, then the stage of collecting documents will be quick and easy, and if there are no documents or they do not meet the requirements of the law, then the period of collecting documents may take a long time. If there are several heirs and they have not reached an agreement on the proportions and shares in the inheritance, then the issuance of a certificate of the right to inheritance may be delayed indefinitely. Learn more about the stages of acceptance of an inheritance read here