Comparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate Succession by Kenneth ReidComparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate Succession by Kenneth Reid

Comparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate Succession

EditorKenneth Reid, Marius de Waal, Reinhard Zimmermann

Hardcover | September 27, 2015

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Intestate Succession is the second volume in the Comparative Succession Law series which examines the principles of succession law from a comparative and historical perspective. This volume discusses the rules which apply where a person dies either without leaving a valid will, or leaving awill which fails to dispose of all of the person's assets. Among the questions considered are the following: What is the nature of the rules for the disposal of the deceased's assets? Are they mechanical or is there an element of discretion? Are particular types of property dealt with in particularways? Is there entitlement to individual assets (as opposed to money)? Do the rules operate in a parentelic system or a system of some other kind? Are spouses treated more favourably than children? What provision is made for extra-marital children, for adopted children, for step-children? Doescohabitation give rise to entitlement? How are same-sex couples treated? Broader questions also arise of a historical and comparative nature. Where, for example, do the rules in intestate succession come from in particular legal systems? Have they been influenced by the rules in other countries? Howare the rules explained and how are they justified? To what extent have they changed over time? What are the long-term trends? And finally, are the rules satisfactory, and is there pressure for their reform?As in the first volume, this book will focus on Europe and on countries which have been influenced by the European experience such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States of America, Quebec, and the countries of Latin America. Further chapters are devoted to Islamic Law and Nordiclaw. Opening with a discussion on Roman law and concluding with an assessment of the overall development of the law in the countries surveyed, this book will provide a wider reflection on the nature and purpose of the law of intestate succession.
A qualified solicitor, Kenneth Reid has taught at the University of Edinburgh since 1980. He was appointed to the Chair of Property Law in 1994 and to the Chair of Scots Law in 2008. From 1995 to 2005 he served as a Scottish Law Commissioner, where he was responsible for a major programme of reform of land law, which has now been imple...
Title:Comparative Succession Law: Volume II: Intestate SuccessionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.48 inPublished:September 27, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Thomas Rufner: Intestate Succession in Roman Law2. Cecile Peres: Intestate Succession in France3. Lionel Smith: Intestate Succession in Quebec4. Alexandra Braun: Intestate Succession in Italy5. Sergio Camara Lapuente: Intestate Succession in Spain6. Jan Peter Schmidt: Intestate Succession in Latin America7. Christiane Wendehorst: Intestate Succession in Austria8. Reinhard Zimmermann: Intestate Succession in Germany9. Wilbert D Kolkman: Intestate Succession in the Netherlands10. Marius J de Waal: Intestate Succession in South Africa11. Lajos Vekas: Intestate Succession in Hungary12. Fryderyk Zoll: Intestate Succession in Poland13. Jens M Scherpe: Intestate Succession in the Nordic Counties14. Roger Kerridge: Intestate Succession in England and Wales15. Nicola Peart and Prue Vines: Intestate Succession in Australia and New Zealand16. Kenneth G C Reid: Intestate Succession in Scotland17. Ronald J Scalise Jr: Intestate Succession in the United States of America18. Nadjma Yassari: Intestate Succession in Islamic Countries19. Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann: Intestate Succession in Historical and Comparative Perspective