The legalities involved following a death in the family can be stressful and difficult; we can assist you through the process and how the deceased’s estate will pass according to the terms of their will or according to the rules of intestacy in North Cyprus.
If you owe any assets in North Cyprus whether immovable (land- real estate) and/or movable (car, bank accounts, company shares etc.) property, whether you reside in North Cyprus permanently or temporarily it is strongly advised to make a valid will in North Cyprus.
According to the laws of T.R.N.C, only people who was born or whose father born in the United Kingdom or any Common Wealth Country has complete freedom to dispose the entirety of their assets by a will, however other nationals including T.R.N.C citizens are only entitled to dispose to particular proportion of their estate.
If a person dies intestate (without leaving a will), your estate (everything that you own at the time of your death) will not go automatically to your spouse, partner or the person you intended to inherit, therefore it is essentially important to have a valid will in North Cyprus according to TRNC Law with the assistance of lawyer.
The administration of estates is supervised by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Courts and can be a lengthy and complicated task. We ensure to complete this process as soon as possible for a fixed price
Munir Akil Law Firm has team of probate lawyers who offer a wide range of probate services including but not limited:
In order for a will to be valid in TRNC, the person making the will must be over 18 years old and must be sound of mind and the will must signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses. It is also advised to register the will at the TRNC District Court with the assistance of qualified lawyer.
No. You cannot make changes in the will once it is sealed and registered at the relevant TRNC Court. You do not need re-write your will if the changes are due to passport number, or address in the will. However, it is important to keep the proof of changes which may needed to submit to the Court.
No. The will made in TRNC is only valid in North Cyprus.
If the deceased does not have a valid will which is enforceable in North Cyprus, the estate is distributed according to North Cyprus inheritance law.
However only for UK citizens there is an exception what is called Re-Sealing. After the High Court of Justice, U.K Grant of Probate has been obtained together with various other original documents, we can apply to the courts in TRNC for the Grant of Probate obtained in the UK to be re-sealed and re-validated for use in the TRNC. This ensures that the terms of the Grant of Probate and the Will can be applied to the estate here. However, this can be a lengthy and expensive process.