Table of Contents
|Overview of the objection process for a will execution order
|Details about the publication of notices in the press and official records
|Submission of Objection
|Eligibility and procedures for submitting an objectionTimeframe for objection submissionRequired fee for filing an objection
|Eligibility to File an Objection
|Criteria for individuals who can file objections
|How to Submit an Objection
|Various methods for submitting objectionsPayment of objection fee
|Required Documents for Objection
|List of necessary details and documents for an objection
|Steps involved in the objection processRole of the Registrar of Inheritance MattersInvolvement of the Family Court
|Additional details and considerations for the objection processContact information for inquiries and assistance
After an application for a probate order is submitted, a notice is published to the public to allow those interested to express their opposition to the issuance of the order
The objection must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs
The objection must be submitted within 14 days from the day the notice was published and provided that the order has not yet been issued
Filing the objection involves paying a fee in the amount of NIS 1,036 (as of 2023)
For official information, see the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters
After an application for a probate order is submitted, a notice is published in the press and in records (official publications of the Israeli government) that the application has been submitted, to allow those who oppose the issuance of the order to express their opposition.
- The objection must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance within 14 days from the day the notice was published.
- Filing the objection involves paying a fee in the amount of NIS 1,036 (as of 2023)
|Criteria for Filing an Objection
|An application was submitted for a probate order.
|A notice was published in the press and official records regarding the application.
|An order for the execution of a will has not yet been issued.
|The objector must meet these criteria to file an objection.
- The information deals with the case where you want to object to the very request for a will maintenance order and the order has not yet been issued.
- If the order has already been issued, the way to cancel or correct it is by submitting an appropriate request.
Target population and prerequisites
- Any person may file an objection to the issuance of a will enforcement order, if all of the following conditions are met:
- An application was submitted for the issuance of a decree to maintain a will and a notice was published in the press and in the records.
- An order for the execution of a will has not yet been issued.
- One or more of the following cases occur:
- The deceased made a will later than the one for which the application for a will enforcement order was submitted.
- The will does not reflect the true will of the deceased or has flaws.
- The will was drawn up under undue influence, pressure, threat or rape.
- One of the heirs (beneficiaries) who appear in the will, participated in its making or was a witness when it was signed.
|Methods for Submitting an Objection
|Fee for Filing Objection
|Online submission through the registrar’s online system.
|Fee amount: NIS 1,036 (as of 2023).
|In-person submission at the Office of the Registrar for Inheritance Affairs.
|Payment can be made online through the government payment service.
|Submission by mail to the relevant office.
|Payment at postal bank using vouchers.
|Payment at automatic payment points located at the registrar’s office.
Who and how to apply
- First, the payment of the fee for filing the objection must be settled.
- The objection must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Matters within 14 days from the day on which the notice of the application for a probate order was published in the press and records (official publications of the Israeli government), in one of the following ways:
- Online through the online system of the registrar for inheritance matters. You must select the “Request Locator” tab, enter the details of the deceased and follow the instructions (enter in the “Chrome” browser).
- At reception desks in the Office of the Registrar for Inheritance Affairs where the request for the order was submitted. You have to make an appointment in advance.
- By mail to the Office of the Registrar for Inheritance Matters where the request for the order was submitted. (Copies must be submitted according to the number of parties in the case and an additional copy for the court).
It is recommended to submit the application as well as pay the fee online (remotely).
Payment of fee
- Filing the objection involves paying a fee in the amount of NIS 1,036 (as of 2023), which can be paid in one of the following ways:
- Online through the government payment service (in the table that opens, mark “Opposition to the issuance of an inheritance order or a will order” and follow the instructions).
- At the postal bank using vouchers that can be obtained at the reception desks of the registrar for inheritance matters.
- At automatic payment points (by credit card) that are located at the audience reception points of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
|Essential Information and Documents
|Name and ID number of the objector.
|Name and ID number of the deceased.
|Names and ID numbers of all the heirs mentioned in the will.
|Detailed reasons for the objection and supporting documents (if necessary).
|A verified affidavit from a lawyer supporting the facts in the objection.
|Receipt/confirmation of fee payment.
|Power of attorney if represented by a lawyer.
Filling out and submitting the objection
- The objection must include, among others, the following details and documents:
- Name and ID number of the objector.
- Name and ID number of the deceased.
- Names and ID numbers of all the winners (heirs) that appear in the will.
- The reasons for the objection itself and documents that support it (if necessary).
- A verified affidavit before a lawyer that supports the facts raised in the statement of opposition.
- Receipt/confirmation of fee payment.
- Power of attorney – if the opponent is represented by a lawyer.
The steps of the procedure
- After submitting the objection and examining it, the Registrar of Inheritance Matters will forward the request for a probate order and the objection to the Family Court, which will rule on the matter.
The details of the case (the case number and the court to which the application was transferred) can be found through an online system on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance.
|Steps in the Objection Process
|Submission of the objection to the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
|Examination of the objection by the Registrar.
|Forwarding the objection and relevant materials to the Family Court for a ruling.
|Keeping track of the case status and details through the online system.
|Consideration and decision by the Family Court regarding the objection.
- You can check through the online system if the case is being processed by the registrar, because if the case has been transferred to the court, the objection must be submitted to the court (and a fee must be paid to the court).
- For every document submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance that is written in a foreign language (except English), a Hebrew or Arabic translation must be attached, certified by a notary (the Registrar of Inheritance may also order a document translated into English).
- If the application fee has been paid and not used, you can apply for a refund.
- After a decree has been issued, the way to cancel or correct it is by submitting a request to amend a decree of testamentary maintenance or a request to cancel a decree of testamentary maintenance.
- Make sure that the current version of Acrobat Reader is installed on the computer, which allows the use of documents in PDF format, the only format supported in the application submission process.
- The Registrar for Inheritance Affairs operates a service and information center: by phone *2416 24-hour response and human response on Sunday-Thursday from 16:00-08:00 and by email: Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
|Who is eligible to file an objection to the issuance of a will enforcement order?
|Any person who meets specific criteria can file an objection, including the conditions that an application for a probate order was submitted, a notice was published about the application, an order for will execution has not yet been issued, and there are valid reasons for the objection.
|What is the timeframe for submitting an objection after the notice is published?
|An objection must be submitted within 14 days from the day the notice of the application for a probate order was published in the press and official records.
|Is there a fee associated with filing an objection?
|Yes, filing an objection involves paying a fee, which is currently NIS 1,036 as of 2023. This fee can be paid through various methods.
|What documents are required when submitting an objection?
|Essential documents include details such as the names and ID numbers of the objector, the deceased, and all heirs mentioned in the will. Additionally, the reasons for the objection, supporting documents, a verified affidavit from a lawyer, a receipt of fee payment, and a power of attorney if represented by a lawyer may be needed.
|What happens after an objection is submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs?
|The Registrar will examine the objection, and if deemed valid, forward it along with relevant materials to the Family Court. The Family Court will subsequently consider and make a decision regarding the objection.
|Can the case status and details be tracked after submitting an objection?
|Yes, individuals can keep track of the case status and details by using an online system available on the Registrar of Inheritance Matters’ website.
|How can individuals seek to cancel or correct an order that has already been issued?
|If an order has already been issued, the way to cancel or correct it is by submitting a request to amend a decree of testamentary maintenance or a request to cancel a decree of testamentary maintenance.
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