Frequently asked questions
How much does a will of execution cost?
Execution of a will is charged on an hourly basis according to the time spent. At Expertiva, this is CHF 240.00 per hour plus VAT. We cannot offer a commission-based settlement or a flat-rate fee and this is also not legally acceptable.
How long does the execution of a will take?
An execution of wills takes varying lengths of time and depends on the complexity. In simple cases, a guideline of four – twelve months is considered a good experience value. In more complex and difficult cases it can take up to three years.
How can I appoint an executor?
An executor is appointed by a testamentary disposition of the testator. Usually this is a will which is kept in a safe place or deposited with an official body.
Can I appoint only one natural person?
No. You can appoint both natural persons and legal entities. But the appointment is personal. With a natural person, however, there is a risk of default.
What happens if the heirs argue and do not agree?
An executor should ensure a peaceful & efficient settlement of the inheritance. In case of conflict, we mediate between the parties and always look for a solution that takes the interests of all parties into account.
Can the heirs dismiss the executor?
No. An executor is appointed by the testator and cannot be replaced or removed by the heirs. However, the heirs are free to deviate from the proposed distribution of the inheritance unanimously.