Last will

By drawing up a last will, it is possible to dispose of one’s property in the case of death. A last will may contain dispositions of only one testator. One may draw up one’s last will including a specific bequest the subject of which are items marked as to identity (e.g. real estate, enterprise, funds accumulated in a bank account). This means that a person acquires the indicated item by virtue of law itself. Last will can also include provisions (obligation to make a specific cash payment), orders, i.e. an obligation of a specific action or omission. If the conditions set out in the Act are met, it is also possible to disinherit a specific person who will be treated as if they did not survive the opening of the inheritance, and also to appoint an executor of the last will. Last will may be revoked at any time.

Required information:

  • particulars of the person drawing up the last will: first name, surname, parents’ first names, identity card’s series, number and validity date, Polish Resident Identification Number (PESEL), residence address,
  • particulars of the heir, legatee, executor, disinherited person or person that an instruction has been imposed on: first name, surname, parents’ first names, identity card’s series, number and validity date, Polish Resident Identification Number (PESEL), residence address,
  • specification of the subject of the legacy (in the event of a legacy or specific bequest), an instruction or determination of the causes of disinheritance.

Required documents:

  • identity card or passport.

Costs:
a) Notarial fee for drawing up of:

  • an ordinary will amounts to PLN 50 net (PLN 61.50 gross),
  • a will including an ordinary legacy, instruction or disinheritance - PLN 150 net (PLN 184.50 gross),
  • a will including a specific bequest - PLN 200 net (PLN 246 gross),
  • revocation of the last will - PLN 30 net (PLN 36.90 gross),

b) Notarial fee for excerpts amounts to PLN 6 net (PLN 7.38 gross) for each started page.