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Italian inheritance

Postby Linda » 14 Sep 2015, 12:12

Hi everybody,
my name is Linda. I have a "legal" question about an Italian inheritance and I don't know if this is the right place to make it. But I'll try anyway :)
The question is: an Italian relative of mine passed away and I am entitled to an Italian inheritance. My Italian family suggests that they will take care of everything and they are asking me to sign a Power of Attorney. Do you precisely know what it is and if it is advisable to sign such document?
Thank you very much!!
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Linda

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Re: Italian inheritance

Postby Italysearcher » 14 Sep 2015, 20:21

A Power of Attorney, is just that. Just like in other countries. You give them the right to make decisions on your behalf. Do you know them well? Do you trust them?
My Italian husband would not trust his siblings in a matter of inheritance, whereas I would trust my English siblings.
I guess it depends on what the inheritance is. If it is a fraction of a property to be divided among ??? heirs, it's might be good to sign the Power of Attorney and give them your share. Believe me, if the property is old and needs repair you could get stuck with a share of the repairs in the future. Not to mention taxes.
Ask a lawyer, he'll probably tell you not to sign. Sounds like a good excuse for a trip to Italy to me.
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Re: Italian inheritance

Postby De Tullio Law Firm » 17 Nov 2015, 10:37

Dear Linda,
It is never advisable to delegate such a sensitive task to parties who potentially might be in a position of conflict of interest. Power of Attorney is very sensitive and should be conferred to a professional who has experience in the field and who is accountable for his actions.
You can read more about Power of Attorney here:
http://www.detulliolawfirm.com/facts-po ... lications/

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