Alternatively, you may also apply to the Appeals Committee in order to issue an Order regarding the Successors of a Holocaust Victim. According to the latest amendment to the Assets Law (of March 2014), the Appeals Committee now also has the authority to issue a Succession Order, in a shorter and less complex procedure, in order to assist the potential heirs. Applying to the Appeals Committee for this purpose also saves the need to issue separate Declarations of Death.
There is no need to hire a lawyer in order to submit the request to the Appeals Committee.
For more information please contact the Company or the Appeals Committee directly at: click here.
Hiring a Lawyer
You may hire a lawyer to assist you with the process of issuing the Succession Order (however, there is no obligation to hire a lawyer for this purpose).
Click here for a list of lawyers who deal with inheritance laws and who have undertaken to charge a minimum fee, as recommended by the Israeli Bar Association.
Recently a number of legislative amendments initiated by the Company, have been adopted, many of which concern matters of inheritance, and aim to make the inheritance process easier for potential heirs. Amongst these amendments the Company has been authorized to carry out an investigation regarding the asset owner's family, in case the heirs today do not have sufficient information on the matter, and officially present the findings of these investigations in court.