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Reforming Belgian Inheritance Law (Hervorming Van Belgisch Erfrecht) (Dutch)

Tijdschrift Estate Planning - Estate Planning Journal, pp. 1-13, 2011

11 Pages Posted: 9 Mar 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 9, 2011

Abstract

In this article I argue the need for a substantial reform of Belgian Inheritance Law, including the possibility for inheritance contracts, reducing the claim of blood relationship and forced heir-ship rules, introducing a distinction between family property and marital gains, awarding a preferred claim to the spouses on those marital gains as the product of their partnership/joint venture, arguing for a legal regime of safe marital transfers between spouses both in regimes of community and separation of property, and also defending the position that inheritance taxes between spouses and children should be abolished.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Dutch.

Keywords: K11, K12

JEL Classification: Inheritance Law, Marital Property Law, Marital Advantages, Inheritance Tax

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Reforming Belgian Inheritance Law (Hervorming Van Belgisch Erfrecht) (Dutch) (January 9, 2011). Tijdschrift Estate Planning - Estate Planning Journal, pp. 1-13, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782082

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 )

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Leuven, 3000
Belgium
003216325203 (Phone)
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Harvard Law School ( email )

Cambridge, MA
United States

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University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology

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Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium

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Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law

Lisboa
Portugal

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Greenille by Laga ( email )

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Belgium
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