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IV. Transactions inter vivos mortis causa
(5,233 words)

Volume V: Succession | Chapter 6 (2018): Non-Testamentary Acts Affecting the Devolution of an Estate

Completed June 1995 and revised 2012.

Eve Chava Landau

44. – This subchapter addresses the topic of gifts and what has become known as “will substitutes” american style: trusts, insurance, joint tenancy and multiple-party bank accounts as well as other transactions that affect the devolution of the estate of the deceased.

A. Gifts

i. Gifts inter vivos and Gifts mortis causa

45. Introduction. – Most systems of law, …

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Eve Chava Landau, “IV. Transactions inter vivos mortis causa”, 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 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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