Trouble with this will
Baslerin gets a mega bill instead of an inheritance of millions
Actually, a woman in Basel should inherit three million francs. But instead of the sudden windfall, she got a huge bill. She should pay 250,000 francs. This is due to a missing signature.
Published: 21 minutes ago
With this letter, a woman from Basel wanted to declare her old wills invalid. So her cousin would have been the sole heir. But the signature was missing.
Your cousin should get everything – around 3.1 million francs. A woman wrote a letter for this purpose, declaring her old wills to be invalid. This happened two days before the lady died.
But a dispute has broken out between said cousin and another possible heir about the inheritance. The matter went to court in two instances. And in the end, the dead woman’s cousin lost out.
The problem: At the end of the lady’s letter, a crucial detail was missing – her signature. That’s why her cousin doesn’t get the inheritance either, as the Basel-City Court of Appeal decided. This reports “20 minutes”.
Cousin has to pay court and attorney’s fees
Only with the signature would the lady have legally confirmed that this was her last will. Mentioning the name at the beginning of the document is not enough. Why the signature is missing is unclear. But due to the woman’s professional background, she shouldn’t have forgotten such an important detail.
Instead of the money, the cousin of the deceased now even has to pay the legal and legal costs. It’s about 250,000 francs. As a final step, the cousin could take the case to federal court. (jmh)