Successions in Ukraine




1 - How can I pass on my assets while I’m still alive?

2 - Can I retain some rights associated with the assets I give away?

3 - Can I reserve a right of reclaim?

4 - How can I make sure my children are treated equally?

5 - Can I help one of my children without this reducing his/her share in the inheritance?

6 - Can I influence the effects of the donation on the succession?

7 - Can I give my assets directly to my grandchildren?

8 - How can I protect my spouse or partner?

9 - Can my children renounce the inheritance in advance?


1 - How do I draw up my will?

2 - How can I be sure it will be applied?

3 - How can I find a will that has been filed with a notary?

4 - Which law can I choose?

5 - Can I favour a particular heir (are there restrictions)?

6 - How can I favour my spouse or partner?

7 - Can I disinherit someone?

8 - Can I make my last will jointly with someone else?


1 - How are intestate successions regulated by law?

2 - Are there particular regulations for specific objects?

3 - How can I find out if the succession procedures have already been initiated?

4 - How can the heirs to the deceased be identified?

5 - How can I prove that I am the heir?

6 - Are there priority heirs?

7 - Is there a reserved portion for certain people?

8 - Do I inherit the debts?

9 - What happens when there are minor children among the heirs?

10 - Can the surviving spouse inherit?

11 - How are the inventory and evaluation of the deceased’s assets carried out?

12 - What are my obligations if I accept an inheritance?

13 - Is it possible to renounce an inheritance or accept it under benefit of inventory?

14 - How do we administer and divide up the assets if there is more than one heir?

Paying inheritance tax

1 - How are succession duties calculated?

2 - What is the tax rate for succession duties? for the children? for the spouse ?

3 - for someone not directly related to the deceased ? others ?

4 - When is the tax due?