von Anhalt ... BUT not even the adoption is valid to german law. In Germany to adopt an adult is VERY difficult and needs to go to court, where it will be decided, if there is a valid reason.
Originally Posted by nascarlucy
I didn't know that the Swiss demanded death certificates to get into those accounts of those who had died.
This is not univerally true - as such.
A Bank cannot just give money out to s/o passing by and saying "I'm the heir of Romanov so please give me every asset". Also that could lead to a lot of difficulties
- there where (tomany) cases, where money wasn't payed to heir - but one should also see, that there is allways the difficulty to find out, who is the heir - and are there not also other heirs who could lay a claim to that account...
Not easy at all.