Protect Your Legacy and Maintain Family Harmony with Our Comprehensive Wills and Probate Solutions
We typically close most straightforward Cyprus probates and administration of estates within 6 – 12 months (probably the fastest in Cyprus) giving fixed fees from the start of the process.
1 Get correct advice on wills, probate and Cyprus trusts
Many people delay drafting a will and planning for their old age until it’s too late. This means that some or all of their assets will either go to the wrong people or the state.
We offer advise on the use of wills, using different laws in a will if and where possible, and how to use trusts and any donations, depending on your personal circumstances and needs.
2 Create a proper will or get a trust in place
Often, expatriates in Cyprus find that their will, trust or will-trust, fail to accomplish their intended goals.
It is crucial to establish a legally sound will that aligns with your desires and is resistant to challenges. Note that you have the flexibility to revise an existing will at any time, and you are not obligated to retain the services of your previous advisor.
3 Receive fast closure of probate in Cyprus / administration
Know what to expect from the start in terms of timing, costs and actions from your side.
Have the peace of mind that comes with having a law firm in Cyprus by your side for your times of difficulty.
We are accredited by the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
Efficient and Transparent Cyprus Probate Closure at Fixed Costs
Receive expedited will drafting services in Cyprus, including the option of in-home consultations for clients residing in Cyprus who may have mobility challenges.
During the will preparation process, we provide guidance on forced heirship regulations, strategies for managing assets in various jurisdictions, addressing issues of incapacity, and ensuring comprehensive provisions for the distribution of assets, particularly in cases involving spouses with children from prior marriages.
What our clients say about us
We used Philippou lawyers in Paphos when we purchased our Property 14 years ago. After trouble with the Developer, they drew up our Cypriot Wills and obtained our Title Deeds through Land Registry. They are very friendly, and I will always use their service when needed. Highly recommend
– Marian Marshall
Polycarpos Philippou’s office staff are friendly, always make you feel welcome, and treat you as an individual.
We have since recommended friends looking for a lawyer in Paphos to Philippou solicitors for various legal transactions, knowing they will receive a first-class service.
– Gergana Ivanova
I would highly recommend Philippou Law to anyone going through the process of buying a property in Cyprus. The whole English-speaking team were friendly, responsive, thorough, and
– Peter Morrison
We have never regretted using this lawyer in Paphos. They have dealt with purchase, sales and wills on our behalf over a number of years, always with courtesy, professionalism and friendliness. Would recommend them without hesitation!
– Chris Whyman
From the very beginning of our company, we have been dedicated to assisting individuals in purchasing and relocating to Cyprus while also providing legal solutions.
As a result, many of our clients have become cherished friends. Despite our significant growth as a company, we remain committed to our core family values, which continue to define us presently and will continue to do so in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
A will enables you to plan what will happen to your assets following your passing away. Subject to any forced heirship rules (see below) that may apply on a will having Cyprus law, a will ensures that those you would like to benefit, actually do so.
In order to be able to make a valid Will, a person must be of sound mind and be at least 18 years old.
A valid Will must have 2 adults (of sound mind) as witnesses.
The Executor of the Will and the beneficiaries mentioned in the Will cannot sign as witnesses
You can prepare your own will considering that you are of ‘sound mind’, above 18 years old and know what the requirements may be for valid wills. However, it is highly recommended to prepare your will through your lawyer.
Yes, a will can be revoked at any point, provided you are of ‘sound mind’ i.e. you have the capacity to understand the effect of your actions.
The most common way to revoke a will is to execute a new one that states an intent to revoke all previously made will.
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