New Rules on Liability for Inheritance Debts in Poland: Road to a Single European Law?
European Review of Private Law 2/2016
14 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Date Written: April 18, 2016
Inheritance law of some European countries is going through transformation. The discussion on the future of inheritance law in Europe has not been completed yet, and it may be argued whether it has even started. One of the key issues is the area of liability for inheritance debts, as in any system of inheritance law the related rules decide about its image. A proposal to change the system of responsibility for inheritance debts has been recently enacted by the Polish legislature.
The article presents the basic problems of the new Polish legislation and suggests that this could be a starting point for discussing this area on a larger, European scale.
Keywords: inheritance law, succession law, inheritance debts, private law, european law, recodification
JEL Classification: K10, K11
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