My client is a German citizen and the grandson of a decedent, also from Germany, but with substantial assets in the United States. Other grandchildren are also hiers. The decedent's children were not included in the US Will. A subsequent US Will specifically excluded the decedent's children. Do the decedent's children have a right to any of the US property?
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Dear Customer,thank ypu for using Just Answer.I assume that German Heritage Law is applicable.In Germany you cannot disinherit your descendants ( except when they are in prison or threaten you with death or such).Decendants always get a legal share which is half of what they would normally inherit.The legal share does not consist in properties or real estate or any other assets but is always paid in moneyI hope I was bale to helpShould you have any further questions plesase do not hesitate
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Dear Customer,the answer is:The have the right to get a legal share and of course the US property is included in calculating the legal share.The legal share always means money, not the other assets.
Can the legal share be revoked by the decedent? How much is the legal share when someone has two children?
Dear Customer,the amount of the legal share is always half of the amount the heir would normally get.The deceased cannot revoke the legal share, except for certain cases where the heir is trying to kill the deceased or has been in prison .How much the legal share is depend on whether there is s spouse to be considered or not and if ther is a spouse whether ther is a marriage contract or not.
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