Australian- German Wills and Estates

There are fundamental differences between estate law in Australia and German estate law.

These differences create difficulties, particular for citizens of Australian jurisdictions whose estate planning includes German assets, those who have inherited German property through a testamentary disposition, or who have been named as executors of estates that include property in Germany.

The solutions to these difficulties involve combining specialized knowledge of how both jurisdictions operate, how estates are wound up in both jurisdictions, and what the tax consequences are in both as well.

Dr. Wolfgang Hering specializes in international estate law including German Australian estates, and has 30 years of professional experience in resolving such estates, their disputes, and difficulties.

Our specific offerings:

  • Executor and proxy services for Australian estates with German assets.
  • Estate planning for citizens of the Australia with German assets and liabilities
  • Estate administration and wind-up services for estates that include both German assets and assets in Australia, and especially those that include German bank accounts, property, or other investments.
  • Estate tax planning and asset structuring in preparation for German and Australian estate tax consequences.