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Comparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate Succession

Kenneth Reid, Marius de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann


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 person's assets. Among the questions considered are the following. What is the nature of the rules for the disposal of the deceased's assets? Are they mechanical or is there an element of discretion? Are particular types of property dealt with in particular ways? Is there entitlement to individual assets (as opposed to money)? Do the rules operate a parentelic system or a system of some other kind? Are spouses trea ... More

Keywords: will, assets, paretelic system, children, adopted children, step-children, cohabitation, entitlement, Europe, Roman law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747123
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth Reid, editor
Professor of Scots Law, University of Edinburgh

Marius de Waal, editor
Professor of Private Law, Stellenbosch University

Reinhard Zimmermann, editor
Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law

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