Disinheritance in an Ageing Society
Eleven International Publishing, Forthcoming
13 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2020 Last revised: 4 Nov 2020
Date Written: September 12, 2020
Disinheritance has a double meaning. In common law systems, the etymological sense prevails: disinheritance means denying someone from a share of a certain decedent’s succession.In civil law systems, disinheritance means deprivation of the compulsory share. This paper, combining both senses of disinheritance, principally analyses mechanisms that exclude relatives from the list of kin entitled to share in a succession, either because they are potential intestate heirs or because – in civil law countries and some mixed systems – they are entitled to the compulsory share. Specifically, the paper focuses on the demands of an ageing society.
Keywords: Law of Succession, Disinheritance, Unworthyness
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