Do you have any of these concerns about inheritance procedures in Japan?
How Kobe Legal Partners can help you
We can provide the following assistance with regard to inheritance matters involving a foreigner nationals:
- Researching foreign inheritance laws and international private law
- Collection of documents evidencing the inheritance
- Translation of foreign language documents
- Name change for real estate (inheritance registration)
- Inheritance procedures when the foreigner is the heir
- Inheritance procedures from overseas for assets located in Japan
Wherever you are in the world...
For those who live at a distance, we are happy to consult with you with our user-friendly Web-based meeting system.
We also welcome inquiries not only from the Kansai area (i.e., Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto), but also from other parts of Japan and overseas.
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