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Forced Heirship under Italian Law

Italy is a civil law country and title to property succeeds from one generation to the next according to the provisions of the Civil Code. Property may pass by the laws of “headed” succession (without a will), or by will or other testamentary instrument. Forced Heirship Forced heirship is an aspect quite specific to Italian Law, insofar as it poses stringent limitations to the freedom of a person to dispose of its assets post mortem, and to some extent also in his/her lifetime. Below we will consider its main provisions and practical...

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