The heir or recipient of the estate is the person to whom, in the event of the death of another person ( inheritance , also: "inheritance"), their assets ( inheritance , estate ) are transferred. A special form of inheritance is post-inheritance .
Legal situation in individual countries
- Germany: Erbe (Germany)
- Austria: Heritage (Austria) , see probate proceedings and Einantwortung
- Switzerland: Heritage (Switzerland)
- European Union : EU inheritance law regulation