Inheritance proceedings in the Republic of Slovenia are (still) managed at competent courts. The court establishes in the inheritance proceedings, who the deceased person's heirs are, which property represents his/her legacy and which legacy rights the heirs have..
In the field of succession law, notaries already draw up notarial deeds of succession law contracts and agreements, which must be drawn up in the form of a notarial deed. These include contracts on the delivery and distribution of property during one’s lifetime, contracts of annuity for life, agreements on the renunciation of inheritance, contracts of donation for the case of death and promises to make gifts. They also draw up wills in the form of a notarial deed, provide advice and verify signatures on statements given by heirs during the inheritance proceedings.
The court also entrusts a notary to perform the property listing of the deceased person’s property and take the property, or part of it, in custody if so decided by the court.