What is the place and time of the opening of the inheritance?
By opening an inheritance, one must understand the beginning of the legality of an inheritance, which occurs when certain legal facts exist, such as the death of a citizen or the recognition of him or her dead in court.
The day of death of a citizen is considered to be the opening of the inheritance, and in the case when he / she is recognized dead by judicial procedure, the day of the court verdict becomes legally effective, unless another day is stated in the judgment. From that time on, the heirs have the right to apply to the notary of the place of the opening of the inheritance for the purpose of receiving the inheritance or inheritance certificate.
Applying for a notary to receive the inheritance or to receive an inheritance certificate must be made within six months of the opening of the inheritance.