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Wills, disinheritance and appointment of managers of heritage

A testament or will is a legal declaration by which a person (testator) provides for the transfer of his/her property at death. It may prevent disputes between the person's heirs. A testament in a form of a notarial act is an infallible way to achieve testator's aims. Its original is archived at the notary's office and is electronically recorded in a central registry of testaments at The Society of Notaries of The Czech Republic.

A testator may disinherit his /her descendant by an act of disinheritance.

If it is necessary to maintain the continuous administration of assets (e.g. business, house, farm, intellectual property rights, collections), it is advisable to appoint an administrator of the inheritance. This may be done in a letter of administration, which must be in a form of a notarial act.

Further information on Testaments, Acts of Disinheritance and Letters of Administration is on the web site of The Society of Notaries of The Czech Republic www.nkcr.cz (Notarial Services/Wills, Disinheritance and Provisions for Inheritance Trustees).