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Probate Court (Nachlassgericht)

The probate court (Nachlassgericht) is a Special Division of the district court (Amtsgericht) at the place of deceased’s last residence (see § 343 Sec. 1, § 105 Law on procedure in family matters and voluntary jurisdiction; Gesetz über das Verfahren in Familiensachen und in den Angelegenheiten der freiwilligen Gerichtsbarkeit = FamFG). If the deceased was a German national and had no residence or habitual abode in Germany at the time of his/her death, the local court of Berlin-Schöneberg has juridiction. If the deceased was a foreign national and had no residence or habitual abode in Germany at the time of his/her death, the probate court has jursidiction if assets are located in the district of the probate court (§ 343 Sec. 3 FamFG).

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