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L'exhérédation

Abstract : Despite the taboo of money, the descent of a person’s estate falls in line with an undeniable necessity in family, economic and sociological terms. The growing freedom relating to wills, which is hardly contained by the requirement to protect the family unit, makes disinheritance surprising, though such an approach does exist in practice. Disinheritance means direct or indirect deprivation – in whatever form - from a portion of inheritance, as decided by the testator only, without affecting the title as heir. The dichotomy between title and portion of inheritance reveals the actual inheritance-related link between the settler and the person entitled to inherit. The all but plenipotentiary effect of the title as heir is to be compared with the fundamentally absolutist desire of the testator. Though the testator can freely dispose of the property of which his/her estate is or should have been made up to all intents and purposes, the heir, though he/she may have no right to the heritage, can disturb the settlement of such estate, under the pretext of enforcing law and order and of administering such estate. The title as heir, deprived of any entitlement to all or any part of the portion of inheritance, which is to be differentiated from ownership of property conveyed, should however be perceived as an advantage to act, at the very most, not as a key aspect of operations relating to the settlement of a succession.
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Sandrine Le Chuiton. L'exhérédation. Droit. Université du Droit et de la Santé - Lille II, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012LIL20007⟩. ⟨tel-01709417⟩

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