Last Will and Testament
A testament is the simplest way of distributing your assets. Certain formal requirements must be adhered to, but contrary to the inheritance agreement, a testament can be changed at any time without the knowledge of the heirs. However, Art. 471 of the Swiss Civil Code (SCC *) clearly specifies that the statutory forced shares must always be observed.
* In German: "Zivilgesetzbuch (ZGB)"
By appointing an executor you also ensure that your last will is actually complied with.
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