Inheritance in Poland



Inheritance in Poland

What is included in the Polish inheritances?

Inheritance in Poland constitutes the totality of the civil property rights and liabilities of the deceased. Civil property rights and obligations related to other branches of law (administration law, financial law) are excluded from the Polish inheritance. Rights and obligations of the deceased closely related to his or her person as well as rights, which, at the time of decedent’s death, are passed onto designated persons, are also excluded from inheritance in Poland, regardless of whether the designated persons are heirs.

What is not included in the Polish inheritance?

Rights and obligations of the deceased closely related to his or her person as well as rights, which, at the time of decedent’s death, are passed onto designated persons, are also excluded from inheritance in Poland, regardless of whether the designated persons are heirs. For instance: personal assets, alimony claims, rights to pension, specific performance contractual rights, according to which performing the contractual obligation depends on the personal skills of the person accepting an order (e.g. art painting), life term law as a result of a life term contract, rights and liabilities resulting from the tax law, are excluded from inheritance and their succession is possible only pursuant to the limits of the tax ordinance regulations. 

 

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