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22
May

Division of the Inheritance without a Will

When someone dies without leaving a Will, under Italian law the following norms apply for the subdivision of the inheritance among the legitimate heirs: descendants of the deceased compete only with the spouse, excluding the ascendants; in the absence of descendants, the spouse competes with the ascendants. The following table is indicative but is non-exhaustive...
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14
May

Forced Heirship and Reserved Quota

Necessary Succession is the legal instrument to protect testator’s family rights. Italian law (article 536 of the civil code) provides that certain categories of family members – spouses, children (men not born in marriage and foster children), relatives – have the right to receive a specific quota of the asset established by law. This is...
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