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  

Mariusz Załucki

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kracow University

Date Written: April 18, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Załucki, Mariusz, New Rules on Liability for Inheritance Debts in Poland: Road to a Single European Law? (April 18, 2016). European Review of Private Law 2/2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766182 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2766182

Mariusz Załucki (Contact Author)

Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Kracow University ( email )

ul. Gustawa Herlinga Grudzińskiego 1
Kraków, 30-705
Poland

Paper statistics

Downloads
93
Rank
231,040
Abstract Views
890