A form of lack of a will cannot be cured with a testament you want to generally regulate his past Affairs. The assets to be distributed among relatives or friends and sometimes wants to be with the or the heirs a few instructions on the way, what to do with the own fortune after the death. It slumber only many wills in Germany’s cabinets, which cannot meet the above function of the settlement of past Affairs. The reason is as simple as banal. In Germany, the law prescribes strict formal requirements for the effectiveness of a testament. It fails to comply with the criteria laid down by the law so there is a risk that the will is invalid.

Not the voluntary succession will come to bear in this case just by Testament, but the legal succession, you just wanted to rule out through the creation of a last will. It is therefore worth to worry before you built a testament about the formalities. There would be one to note that a will must be drawn by hand. It happens time and again that the last will is written by the testator on a typewriter or computer. Printed wills are however generally ineffective. The reason for this is obvious. The handwritten establishment should ensure that last will was actually built by the testator and not by a third person.

Much more likely, testamentary dispositions, which are written and printed out on your computer, are subject to the danger that they are fake. Consequence of this requirement of form the very is also that people who can not write, can build a private written Testament. Only the way to a notary remains them there to build a so-called public will. Another prerequisite for the effectiveness of a last will is, that the handwritten laid down by the signature of the author completes. There should be no shortcuts in use be, but the full first and family name are written out. Fritz Kuhn