Volume V: Succession | Chapter 6 (2018): Non-Testamentary Acts Affecting the Devolution of an Estate
Completed June 1995 and revised 2012.
Eve Chava Landau
1. Definition. – Acts, other than wills, concerning the estate of a deceased person are non-testamentary modes of disposing of property. These may be in the form of unilateral acts, e.g. a gift inter vivos, as well as a renunciation of a succession by an heir; or in the form of bilateral acts, such as succession contracts or promises to make a will, not to make a will, to change or revoke a will and any other bilateral transaction.