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Testamentary Formalities in Hungary

Lajos Vékás

in Comparative Succession Law

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696802
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732065 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0010
Testamentary Formalities in Hungary

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Hungarian private law — in line with an international trend — has slowly been relaxing the formal requirements relating to wills. This was already noticeable in the comprehensive regulations of 1876, and even more so when the Civil Code entered into force in 1960. This chapter begins with discussions of freedom of testation and testamentary formalities, and the incidence of testate successions. It then covers common requirements for wills, private wills, public wills, oral wills for emergency situations, and legal consequences of formal mistakes.

Keywords: Hungarian law; testamentary forms; private wills; public wills; oral wills; testation; testate successions

Chapter.  7438 words. 

Subjects: Company and Commercial Law

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