Intestacy rules (statutory inheritance rules)

Statutory inheritance occurs when the testator has not left a last will. Intestacy rules states who is the heir after the deceased and in what share. Over the years our Law Firm has specialized in inheritance law. Our lawyers would explain the statutory inheritance rules, indicate the heirs and assist in the inheritance court proceeding. It is important to remember that the heirs have a certain period of time to reject the inheritance.     

Legal advice — statutory inheritance in Poland  

We will answer your questions, explain the intestacy rules and indicate what actions should be taken in the case regarding inheritance in Poland (acceptance or rejection of inheritance, confirmation of inheritance acquisition) - at a meeting arranged at a time convenient for the client, as well as during a telephone or online conversation.    

Legal opinions — statutory inheritance in Poland  

We will answer the questions asked, analyze the case and indicate the heirs, propose optimal solutions tailored to the client, present and describe the next stages of the procedure regarding inheritance, actions necessary to take to accept or reject the inheritance in Poland and a list of documents to be gathered.    

Statutory inheritance proceeding before the court in Poland  

We provide statutory inheritance related legal services, ranging from establishing strategy of proceedings, determining heirs and their shares, preparing and submitting appropriate pleadings, through participation in hearings, to the final conclusion of the proceedings regarding inheritance in Poland – acceptance or rejection of inheritance, confirmation of inheritance acquisition, inheritance division, legitimate portion.    

Occasional legal assistance — statutory inheritance

For the parties who stand alone before the court (without an attorney) we prepare statutory inheritance related lawsuits / petitions, replies to the lawsuit / petition, pleadings, evidence motions and appeals.    

Selected services:

  • Inheritance advisory and strategy 
  • Statutory inheritance rules advisory
  • Determining heirs and their shares 
  • Rejection and acceptance of inheritance petitions
  • Rejection and acceptance of inheritance court proceeding in Poland
  • Rejection and acceptance of inheritance before a notary public
  • Confirmation of inheritance acquisition in Poland 
  • Contesting a last will (testament)
  • Inheritance division
  • Legitimate portion 
  • Inheritance tax in Poland 

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Martyna Wilkoszarska


Martyna Wilkoszarska

Attorney at Law, Partner

Martyna Wilkoszarska