Les clauses du contrat de mariage, divorce et décès (French) - Divorce and Survivor Clauses in Marital Contracts
Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke
University of Leuven, Faculty of Law, Department of Private 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, Notaries and Tax Advisors; Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam)
April 4, 2006
Aspects actuels de la programmation patrimoniale dans la famille, Brussels, Bruylant, p. 1-20, 2006
In this article I explain how marital contracts under Belgian law offer planning opportunities both in community property regimes and in separation of property contracts, also with corrective mechanisms such as participation clauses or an added internal community property system. The focus is on the two most important risks: divorce and death (both as to the claims of forced heirs and as to the tax consequences of decease).
Note: Downloadable document is in French.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Marital Property Law, Marital Contract, Inheritance Law
JEL Classification: K11, K12Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 14, 2011
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