The financial side of bereavement
It’s never easy whenever a loved one passes away. In addition to the emotional tug and the practicalities, financial issues can quickly come to the fore, and this can complicate the duties that need to be performed. That’s why it’s essential to understand the costs relating to dying and how these can be kept to a minimum.
Advanced directives are a widely discussed theme but only a very small proportion of the population actually have them. The article will specify exactly what they are and why they are important. It will also look at their legal force and how to approach writing them.
Revision of the law of succession 2023
Find out which changes come into force as of January 2023 As of 1 January 2023, the statutory entitlements are being reduced, thereby allowing more freedom in the distribution of estates. The key changes in brief The statutory entitlement of children is being reduced from three quarters of the legal inheritance to half There will no longer be a statutory entitlement for surviving parents
Making a will
Some people have already given serious thought to making a will. For others, the idea will seem new. This article aims to guide and inform you about the essentials. Drafting a will is not an easy task and there are rules to follow. However, it is a vital document for protecting your family and ensuring that your final wishes for your estate are respected in cases where the law is silent.
If I end up owning a weapon, what does Swiss law say?
I have just inherited a gun that I want to keep. What should I do? Or if I don’t want to keep it, what can I do? These questions become all the more pertinent following the latest amendment to the Weapons Act, which became effective on 15 August 2019. This is an important issue, especially in Switzerland – a country with more than 3 million firearms in circulation. In this document, we discuss the background information and latest developments.
What expenses occur after someone dies and how can I limit them?
In addition to coming to terms with personal loss, families mourning the death of a loved one are faced with a mountain of administrative tasks. These can be costly, and it is also easy to forget how much time such tasks require.
Procedure to follow after someone passes away in Switzerland
The loss of a loved one is always an emotional time. But it is also a time when the deceased’s family must also cope with a great deal of administrative and legal paperwork. So it’s good to be prepared and make this lengthy process as simple as possible.