Blended families: How do the right people inherit assets at the right time?

Swiss inheritance law is based on a traditional family arrangement. The surviving spouse and the biological children are the main heirs. While adopted children and registered partners have a legal entitlement to the inheritance, stepchildren and foster children as well as life partners only receive anything from the inheritance if they are named in the will. By naming your partner a "reversionary heir", you can ensure that after their death, your assets will be transferred back into your own family.


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