Een eerste commentaar bij de Wet van 10 December 2012 inzake de onwaardigheid, de plaatsvervulling, de huwelijksvoordelen en de giften (First Commentary on the New Act December 2012 on Inherintancy Indignity, New Rules for Substitution, Matrimonial Advantages and Gifts)
(with R. Barbaix) in Rechtskundig Weekblad 2012-2013, p. 1162-1179.
9 Pages Posted: 24 May 2013
Date Written: April 15, 2013
This article provides a first commentary and analysis on an important new Belgian law changing many aspects of inheritance law. The rules of indignity are modernized. This implies important changes in the rules of substitution and especially of collation of gifts upon decease. Indignity also has been extended to a patrimonial indignity of sorts, including maintenance claim on the succession and matrimonial property law. Finally the procedural rules for dissolution of a gift based on ingratitude have been simplified and clarified.
We provide a critical analysis concluding that the new Act provides good answers to many issues of the past, notwithstanding some critical points.
Note: Downloadable document is in Dutch.
Keywords: Inheritance law, Indignity, Matrimonial Property, Gifts, Ingratitude, Matrimonial Advantages
JEL Classification: K11
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