Ab intestato

Ab intestato – this term comes from Latin. Literally it means “by intestacy”. It is nowadays used in the area of Inheritance Law, where it describes the procedure of transfer and distribution of particular assets. Namely these left by a decedent, who has not signed a personal will. Then in such cases, the provisions of the local inheritance legislation apply. And usually the branches of heirs distribute the inheritance pot in equal share.

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