Waiver of inheritance

Waiver of inheritance – In the Heritage Law, this legal term details a written confirmation, signed by a heir who states he does not want to accept the inheritance share, left by the decedent. Usually this is done where there are debts of the inheritor. Many legal systems constitute that a waiver, in order to be valid one, cannot just state a refusal of acceptance of “parts of the property pot”. It is not possible for the heir to choose to accept a part in a house and a plot of land, but to refuse to accept shares in a company, for example. Either he/she accepts his whole inheritance share, or decides not to accept anything left to him by the decedent (in order to avoid undertaking the debt too).

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