The New Dutch Law of Succession

Sjef van Erp

in Exploring the Law of Succession

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780748632909
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651436 | DOI:
The New Dutch Law of Succession

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This chapter discusses the Dutch law of succession that entered into force as Book 4 of the Civil Code in January 2003. It outlines the new law of succession, both testate and intestate, focusing on the rights of the surviving spouse and children, and describes the basic features of the new law against the general part on property law in the new Civil Code. The chapter suggests that the new Dutch law of succession is in part influenced by developments which are shared by all western societies, but is also in part the expression of changes in Dutch society as well as of Dutch notarial practice under the old Civil Code.

Keywords: law of succession; Dutch law; Civil Code; property law; Dutch society; notarial practice

Chapter.  6672 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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