Clawback (Pflichtteilsergänzung)

Persons entitled to a German forced share are entitled to request additional payments if the deceased gifted property during his lifetime. However, only gifts in the last 10 years prior to death are relevant and even those gifts will not fully be taken into account. If the donee is the spouse of the deceased or the donor retained an interest in the gift, the 10 year period fails to commence. The persons entitled to clawback may waive their rights during the life of the donor by notarized contractual agreement.

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