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Where in Israel should an application for an order enforcing the distribution of a deceased’s estate be made ?

By: דיאנה שאלתיאלPublished on: 13 May, 2022
An application for an order enforcing distribution of the estate whether by will or according to the terms of the Inheritance Law is to be made to the Inheritance Registrar in the area in which the deceased lived. If the deceased did not live in Israel but left property in Israel the application for the order should be made to the Inheritance Registrar serving the area in which the property (real estate, bank account etc ) is located. If property is left in several places, once application is made in the area relating to one item then it normally holds for the rest of the property, too.
In certain cases application must be made to the family court. If objection is filed to an application for an order to divide the estate then the case is automatically transferred from the Inheritance Registrar to the family court.
The religious court can gain jurisdiction in certain situations.

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