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29/08/2014 PROFILE > Notaire

Latvia joints the European Network of Registers of Wills (RERT)

The register of wills and testimonies in Latvia is the 13th European register to join the European network of registers of wills (RERT). Consequently, since August 2014, legal professionals responsible for dealing with Latvian successions may electronically consult other registers of RERT members or partners.

The Association of the European Network of Registers of Wills (ARERT) has the objective of encouraging searches for wills abroad and facilitating the consultation of their content. In 16% of cases, searches on the RERT show the existence of a will in another State. In other instances, it is guaranteed to heirs that no other will and testament is registered abroad.

Current members of the RERT are Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Luxembourg and Saint-Petersburg. The two remaining registers (Austrian and Hungarian) are part of the network but solely so as to search other registers.

More information is available at the website of the association of the European network of registers of wills.