There are 3 options for deciding what happens to your safe deposit box after your death. If you have already opened a safe deposit box today, by default it will be option 1 (transfer to your heirs) but you can choose to opt for another option:
- Option 1 (default): TRANSFER BY A NOTARY AT THE REQUEST OF THE HEIRS
Upon your death, a transfer of the contents of your safe deposit box is organized by “a” notary (freely determined by the heirs) to all heirs, at their initiative.
- Option 2: TOTAL OR PARTIAL SHARING BY THE CITIZEN
During your lifetime, you select yourself which documents you want to share after your death (and to whom) and what is to be destroyed = Full or partial transfer of documents.
When you manage your documents in your safe, you share the selected documents directly with the people of your choice. What has not been shared will be destroyed after your death. The notary is not involved in this process.
- Option 3: DESTRUCTION OF THE SECURITY BOX
By choosing this option, everything in your safe that you have not previously shared will be destroyed directly after your death. Even if a will states otherwise. Choosing this option has irreversible consequences.
Whatever you choose, the contents of your safe will be destroyed after your death, either directly (option 2&3) or after being transferred to your heirs (option 1).