Avoid frustration, excessive costs and family friction with our Cyprus Probate and Cyprus wills services
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 tend to put off the making of a will or planning for their old age and inheritance until it’s too late. This means that some or all of their assets will go to the wrong people or the state.
We will advise you on the use of wills, using different laws in your will if possible, using trusts and any donations that you can do, depending on your personal circumstances and wants.
We are accredited by the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
2 Get a proper will or trust in place
You would be surprised how many times expatriates in Cyprus have wills that do not achieve what they intended. It is important to have a proper, valid, will in place which achieves what you wish and cannot be challenged. You can always change an existing will and you don’t have to do it with the previous advisor.
The aforementioned apply for trusts as well. It is important when setting up a Cyprus trust whether from the outset or a will-trust, have proper drafting to provide for your support and health for life, and then to named beneficiaries in the propertions you decide.
3 Get 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 provide probably the fastest Cyprus probate closure for competitive, transparent and fixed fees.
We also provide fast will writing in Cyprus and can even visit you at your home in Cyprus if you are not capable of moving.
When preparing your will we will advise you on forced heirship rules, what to do if you have assets in different jurisdictions, if you are faced with incapacity and how to provide for the distribution of assets for spouses with children from previous marriages.
Get a free quote and time estimation for your Cyprus probate and wills closure.
What our clients say
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.LEARN MORE
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.