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I. Introduction
(3,502 words)

Volume V: Succession | Chapter 8 (2002): Liability for Obligations of the Inheritance

Completed December 1995

Michael A. Schwind

A. Generalities

1. The problem. – Upon the death of a person the assets he owned, or most of them, are transferred to persons designated by law or to persons designated by the decedent in conformity with the applicable law. In the same manner most of the decedent’s liabilities are not extinguished by death and they, together with lia…

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Michael A. Schwind, “I. Introduction”, 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 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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