European parliament support new rules on cross border probate in Europe

The European Parliament has today granted its support to a proposal for new rules that will allow succession cases connected to several Member States to be settled by one authority and under one set of rules. This regulation, once passed, will establish the rule, that the law of the last permanent residence of the deceased applies within the European Union.  However, the testator will have the right to choose the law of the country whose nationality he or she holds.

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