Volume V: Succession | Chapter 3 (2002): Intestate Succession
Completed December 1995; some later developments up to 1998 have been taken into account.
Karl Heinz Neumayer
1. Issue. – The law of intestate succession governs the distribution of the estate of a deceased who failed to appoint, by means of a legally effective testamentary disposition, the heirs to his entire estate. All modern legal systems contain a body of law governing intestate succession.
The Civil Codes of civil law countries usually contain segments on succession as integral parts. By contrast, in each…