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Exploring the Law of SuccessionStudies National, Historical and Comparative$
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Kenneth Reid and Marius de Waal

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632909

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.001.0001

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The New Dutch Law of Succession

The New Dutch Law of Succession

Chapter:
(p.193) 11 The New Dutch Law of Succession
Source:
Exploring the Law of Succession
Author(s):

Sjef van Erp

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.003.0021

This chapter discusses the Dutch law of succession that entered into force as Book 4 of the Civil Code in January 2003. It outlines the new law of succession, both testate and intestate, focusing on the rights of the surviving spouse and children, and describes the basic features of the new law against the general part on property law in the new Civil Code. The chapter suggests that the new Dutch law of succession is in part influenced by developments which are shared by all western societies, but is also in part the expression of changes in Dutch society as well as of Dutch notarial practice under the old Civil Code.

Keywords:   law of succession, Dutch law, Civil Code, property law, Dutch society, notarial practice

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