In Switzerland, inheritance law is governed by the Swiss Civil Code, which defines who the statutory heirs are and what portion of the estate they will receive. Spouses, offspring and parents are protected by a compulsory portion and are thus entitled to an inheritance.
You may freely dispose of the portion of your estate that exceeds the compulsory portion. This part of your assets is known as the "freely disposable portion". If there are no heirs who are entitled to inherit the compulsory portion, the entire estate is freely disposable. In your will, you may leave the freely disposable portion to whomever you wish. You can therefore name other relatives, friends or non-profit organisations such as Rega.
This instant inheritance check shows you in a quick and simple way how your estate will be distributed if you die without leaving a will. It also indicates the freely disposable portion in the event that you draw up a will.