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I'm ok with waiting a while for an answer but I hope it doesn"t take too long. Want to get this settled as soon as possible.
I don't think you understood my question, I certainly don't intend excluding my husband in my will, on the contrary, if I die first the half of my estate goes to him and the rest to my children, and his youngest daughter, but they can claim that only after he dies. We are both excluding his eldest daughter in our wills. Ik know that can in Britain but don't know if Germany will accept that from me. German inheritance laws are similar to the Dutch but not quite the same. However, if I choose for British law and Germany accepts the then my problem is solved.
Actually one cán exclude a child from inheriting, in Dutch ánd in German law, but if that child lays claim to his/her share of the inheritance within 3 years ( Germany ) or 5 years (Netherlands ) then he/she will have the right to a 'legitimite' portion which is the half of what he/she would normally have inherited.
Thanks for your help. I now know enough.