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You can change the default inheritance rules discussed above by making a Will or through the provisions of a Will that you made before you came to Belgium.  However, there are a few limitations to your freedom to change the default rules.

You cannot make a Will in favour of someone who cannot accept the donation or who does not exist (e.g. an unborn child or a pet).

Moreover you cannot provide in your Will that you leave something to someone but imposing an obligation on that person to keep it for, and pass it on, to someone else. This interdiction means that, in Belgium, you cannot set up a trust by Will.

Nevertheless, you can leave something to your children with the obligation to pass it on to the grandchildren, or if you do not have children, you can leave something to your brother or sister with the obligation to pass it on to their children.