In order to claim the assets of a deceased person, it is necessary to contact the Inheritance Registrar with one of two requests:
- If the deceased left a will - Probate request
- If the deceased did not leave a will - Inheritance order request
- If the deceased filed his will with the Registrar of Inheritance, this will be disclosed when the request is submitted to the Inheritance Registrar even if the deceased did not tell his family members that a will exits.
- Immediately upon learning of the death of the testator (the person who wrote the will), anyone who has the will must send either an original or a certified copy of it to the court. Anyone who violates this provision is liable to be criminally prosecuted.
- Execution of the will and receiving the inheritance may involve other issues as well including, Handling Financial Matters After the Death of a Family Member, Settling the debt of the deceased, and even paying severance pay to employees of the deceased.
- Original information was provided by Eshel - The Association for Planning and Development Services for the Aged in Israel and by The Association of Law in the Service of the Elderly.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.