International Family Law regarding Divorce, Hague Convention Cases, and Inheritance

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Procedures for the Division of Assets under Japanese Law

In order to divide a deceased estate, it is necessary to determine first who the heirs are and what assets are to be inherited.


If the heirs cannot reach agreement at a conference as to how the estate should be divided, they may file a petition for conciliation proceedings at the Family Court. If the case is not settled through conciliation proceedings, then it will proceed to adjudication proceedings and the judge in charge will make a ruling.


In conciliation and adjudication proceedings, the applicant and respondent will need to make legal arguments verifying their claims.

In order to do so effectively, it is recommended that they be represented by counsel. Attorneys with vast experience in handling inheritance cases know how to make appropriate legal arguments and achieve better and fairer outcomes for their clients.


It is also advisable that an attorney draft the agreement for a division agreed upon by the heirs so that future disputes can be avoided between them.


Only attorneys are qualified to act as counsel in the Family Court.


Our Practice

We have vast experience in representing clients in conciliation and adjudication proceedings and in drafting agreements for the division of inherited property.


We represent heirs as counsel in conciliation and adjudication proceedings at the Family Court, protecting the interests of our clients.


We also draft agreements for the division of inherited assets.

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information on  inheritance

The Specialized Nature of
International Inheritance Cases

Contact information

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Office hours 9:30~17:30 on weekdays