Succession Law

Succession law governs the way in which assets are distributed in the event of their owner’s death. Certain aspects of succession law also affect the distribution of assets prior to death. In Switzerland, succession law dictates exactly how assets are inherited, with a difference being made when a will is created as opposed to when no will exists at the time of death. Refer to the full guide to Swiss succession law by for details.

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