VIII. Farm Succession and Matrimonial Property Law
(339 words)

Volume V: Succession | Chapter 9 (2002): Succession to Agricultural Property

188. – If the farm is part of a matrimonial community of property to be dissolved on the death of one of the spouses, the distribution of this community can lead to fragmentation of the farm. If the surviving spouse or a single heir takes over the farm in these circumstances, the liability for compensation payments can be quite considerable.

Several special rules have, for this reason, been developed to regulate the succession issues relating to matrimonial communities of property that inc…

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Karl Kroeschell and Wolfgang Winkler, “VIII. Farm Succession and Matrimonial Property Law”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 13 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2018

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