The Indian heirs of an Indian person deceased in Belgium, claim a compensation from the Belgian heirs of the person responsible to his death (it was accepted by the court that due to lack at the electricity in the house there was a fire which was the cause for the death).
The Belgian court grants a compensation to the Indian heirs, but the Belgian heirs are preparing an appeal against this decision. In the meanwhile the Belgian lawyer of the Indian heirs seizes the appartment of the Belgian heirs to get payment of the compensation. The Belgian lawyer of the Indian heirs claiming the compensation says he does not have any direct instruction/contact with the Indian heirs and that he acts on instruction of an Indian lawyer. The first question is: Does this Indian lawyer needs a power of attorney from the Indian heirs stating he can act on behalf of them and he can give further instructions to a Belgian lawyer?
There were originally 4 Indian heirs claiming the compensation. Father, mother, spouse and child of the person deceased. The father and the mother have in the meanwhile deceased. The spouse and the child are continuing the procedure. They are acting also on behalf of the deceised heirs. Don't they have to prove they have accepted the heritage of the deceased before to be able to claim further the compensation?
Asked 13 days ago in Civil Law