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III. Special Relationships
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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

A. Descendants

59. Illegitimate and adopted relatives. – In presenting, in the preceding subchapter on succession systems, the rules on the rights of succession of descendants, the issue of which persons qualify as “descendants” was not discussed. Peculiarities may arise…

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Karl Heinz Neumayer, “III. Special Relationships”, 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 27 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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