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Gros Van de Mensen Heeft Geen Nood Aan Successieplanning (How Most People Shouldn't Need Any Estate Planning)


Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke


University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Attorneys

November 25, 2008

De Tijd, November 2008

Abstract:     
In this Op Ed I argue that the trend of pushing common people into estate planning, forcing them to donate assets inter vivos at low rates as 3% in order to avoid the higher inheritance taxes of 27 % makes no sense.

Better would be to abolish inheritance taxes between spouses and children up to a cap of eg 1 million Euro. If some simple adaptations would be made to marital property law and succession law, this would leave 99% of the Belgians without any need of estate planning at all, bringing them an enormous peace of mind to enjoy their money and house for the rest of their lives.

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Number of Pages in PDF File: 1

Keywords: Estate Planning, Marital Property Law, Succession Law, Inheritance Tax

JEL Classification: K11, K12

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Date posted: April 3, 2011  

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Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Gros Van de Mensen Heeft Geen Nood Aan Successieplanning (How Most People Shouldn't Need Any Estate Planning) (November 25, 2008). De Tijd, November 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1801303

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Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke (Contact Author)
University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law ( email )
Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, 3000
Belgium
003216325203 (Phone)
003216325296 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.kuleuven.be/fvr
Harvard Law School ( email )
Cambridge, MA
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/
University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology
Van Evenstraat 2B
B-3000 Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
HOME PAGE: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/english/wopp/leuven-center-for-collaborative-management
Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO ( email )
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tisco/
Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
Lisboa
Portugal
HOME PAGE: http://www.fd.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/ucptplfac.asp?sspageID=3293&lang=2
Greenille Attorneys ( email )
Boulevard de la Woluwe 2
1150 Brussels
Belgium
003227380650 (Phone)
003227380660 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.greenille.eu
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