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Comparative Succession Law

Edited by Kenneth Reid, Marius de Waal and Reinhard Zimmermann.

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 560 pages.

This book, the second of two volumes, considers the rules which apply where a person dies either without leaving a valid will, or leaving a will which fails to dispose of all of the...

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Intestate Succession in Australia and New Zealand

Nicola Peart and Prue Vines.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 12808 words.

This chapter discusses the development of the law of intestate succession in Australia and New Zealand. The rules of intestate succession in Australia and New Zealand have their origins in...

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Intestate Succession in Austria

Christiane Wendehorst.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 11706 words.

The Austrian law of intestate succession is known for being the first to introduce the parentelic system, which later found its way into the German and Swiss Civil Codes and has become a...

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Intestate Succession in England and Wales

Roger Kerridge.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 17387 words.

This chapter first traces the historical development of succession law in England and Wales from 1066 to 1925. During this period, the central feature of intestacy law was that there were...

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Intestate Succession in France

Cécile Pérès.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 11431 words.

This chapter begins with a historical background of intestate succession law in France. Before the Civil Code of 1804, the law was diverse and complex. In the north, customary law (droit...

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Intestate Succession in Germany

Reinhard Zimmermann.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 28748 words.

The German intestate succession rules are based on family succession. The deceased’s family typically comprises his relatives and the surviving spouse. In terms of the relatives who must be...

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Intestate Succession in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J de Waal and Reinhard Zimmermann.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 46206 words.

This chapter draws on the preceding chapters and other material in order to develop a coherent account of the law of intestate succession and of how and why it has come to assume its...

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Intestate Succession in Hungary

Lajos Vékás.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 9431 words.

The foundations of Hungarian intestate succession law were laid in 1861, when the property and succession regimes burdened with feudal constraints were gradually transformed into a...

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Intestate Succession in Islamic Countries

Nadjma Yassari.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 13568 words.

Intestate succession in Islamic countries is based on religious law, with the assumption that the law must impose mandatory rules regarding what property passes from one generation to the...

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Intestate Succession in Italy

Alexandra Braun.

in Comparative Succession Law

August 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Law; Family Law. 18648 words.

This chapter explores the law of intestate succession in Italy and it has have evolved over time. In so doing, it looks at the rationale of these rules as well as their limitations in an...

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