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Children from former wife and Inheriance in Japan

I received a request for inheritance registration.

The deceased person was Tom. The requester was Nancy, Tom’s child.

Tom had a spouse, W. They wanted W to inherit the real estate that Tom owned.

In this case, the legal heirs were W and Nancy. So, I had to create a division agreement between W and Nancy.

In that agreement, they decided that W would inherit the real estate. The procedure was simple.

To proceed with the procedure, I obtained Tom’s family register. Then, I found out that Tom had been married to F (former wife) before he married W.

And, I found out that he had two children (C1 and C2) with F. Furthermore, C1 had already passed away before Tom died.

And, I found out that C1 had two children (D1 and D2).

So, C2 and D1 and D2 also became legal heirs.

They also had to participate in the inheritance division agreement.

Nancy did not know the contact information of C2 and D1 and D2. So, I looked up their addresses and sent them letters from Nancy.

Fortunately, they agreed without any trouble that W would inherit the real estate. And, I was able to change the name of Tom’s real estate to W’s name.