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setting up my will in Basel area

I am getting out of an abusive marriage.Having been financially, mentally and sometimes even physically abused for the last 7 years, my husband decided to cheat on me while I was 7 months pregnant. After I decided to forgive him and did everything to save the marriage, when our baby was 3weeks old I found out he had continued the affairs. So that was it.

Now the divorce is in progress but things are tough as he continues the financial demands. Not even sure about own personal safety I want to set up a will to protect my children's inheritance.

I live close to Basel area. Could someone recommend a solicitor in this area with good English?

And any advice is welcome.

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Old 09.06.2015, 16:23
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Re: setting up my will in Basel area

Grether MacGeorge - I've never used them, but they've been recommended before. I met the MacGeorge side of the business briefly; he's a nice chap.

http://www.gmacg.com/
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Re: setting up my will in Basel area

This may also help:

https://www.ch.ch/en/how-do-i-make-a-will/

You could do a holographic (hand-written) will as a temporary or permanent measure and give the sealed copy to a trusted friend.
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Re: setting up my will in Basel area

Inheritance laws are quite strict here so it is worth visiting the local notary to find a work around your husband being automatically in your will. They are public in Canton Zurich so advice is free at the counter on what to do. Point to note for others about these laws in general terms, 50% to your partner and 50% to your children, okay so far. If you have or are buying a property and die then in order to keep the house you must buy out the childrens 50% (put into trust) so you can continue to live there. This happened to a collegue so they lost their mother and were forced to sell the house as they did not have a separate contract to give 100% to the surviving partner. The notary prepared all of this for us and was not expensive.
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