The Genuine Strip or Death? Long live The Husband! (De Legitieme Ontbloot of Dood? Leve De Echtgenoot!)

Series Ars Notariatus CXIII, Deventer, Kluwer, Second Revised Edition, 2002

TPR - Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht (Journal of Private Law), First Edition, p. 1111-1236, 2000

107 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2011  

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 by Laga

Date Written: January 1, 2002

Abstract

This book is the extended version of my Inaugural Lecture at the University of Tilburg in 2000. It offers a comparative legal analysis of the forced heirship entitlements creating a typology of such rights both for a surviving spouse and for blood relatives. It then criticizes the concept of forced heirship claiming that a forced inheritance claim may only be justified if it is based on an acceptable ground such as obligation of maintenance or support or a contribution rendered to the estate, and to the extent the claim is in proportion with that end. The book claims that in modern marital property and inheritance law, the primary position is for the surviving spouse. It therefore argues for more imperative law in marital property law, entitling both spouses to an equal participation of sorts in the marital gains, and less imperative law in inheritance law, abolishing forced heirship rights and introducing proportionate claims to the estate.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Dutch.

Keywords: Comparative Law, Marital Property Law, Inheritance Law, Forced Heirship, Family Provision, Marital Contract

JEL Classification: K11, K12

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., The Genuine Strip or Death? Long live The Husband! (De Legitieme Ontbloot of Dood? Leve De Echtgenoot!) (January 1, 2002). Series Ars Notariatus CXIII, Deventer, Kluwer, Second Revised Edition, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1753186

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

Oude Markt 13
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 by Laga ( email )

Boulevard de la Woluwe 2
1150 Brussels
Belgium
003227380650 (Phone)
003227380660 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.greenille.eu

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