Volume V: Succession | Chapter 6 (2018): Non-Testamentary Acts Affecting the Devolution of an Estate
Completed June 1995 and revised 2012.
Eve Chava Landau
71. Orderly transfer of wealth. – Professor Rheinstein wrote: „Man is mortal. But the things he owns do not disappear with him. Once mankind has passed the stage in which a man’s belongings are destroyed or buried with him at his death, the community must see to it that they are allotted to a new owner.”1
The community has designed a set of institutions, originating in roman law and canon law, to bring about the orderly transfer of w…