In the case of the determination of heirs, a percentage of the accrued share of the inheritance is settled with the heir, as is customary in the industry. The fee is only due if an inheritance is actually distribut-ed. In this way, financial risks are excluded for the potential heir.
Further details on the fee conditions can be found in the points mentioned below:
The fee of the heir investigator is a pure success fee, which is agreed upon with the prospective heir and is based on the scope and difficulty of the investigation. This means that we work at our own economic risk. If no heirs can be found, we bear the costs.
No, Genealogia badenia e.K. advances the costs and expenses arising in the course of the investigation.
Our fee is payable upon the distrabution of the estate to the entitled heir(s) or person(s).
On the 23rd of September 1999 , III ZR 323/98 , the Federal Court ruled that the legacy investigators compensation can only be claimed if it completes a compensation agreement with the heirs. This judgment was confirmed on the 23rd of February 2006 again by the Supreme Court ( BGH decision III ZR 209/ 05).
The fee rate, which is based on the difficulty and expense of the investigation is agreed upon by the heirs as determined by Genealogia badenia e.K.. Through several German and European court rulings, remuneration of 20 to 30 percent of the estate value, subject to VAT, is considered appropriate.
The fee of Genealogia badenia e.K. includes all costs and expenses incurred in the course of the investigaton. Costs and expenses may include, but are not limited to, research costs, legal costs, consultant costs, notary fees, travel expenses, and translation of documents.
Since we agree on our remuneration with expected heirs, the probate court and administrative service costs of Genealogia badenia e.K. are not charged to the heirs.
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