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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Article on Overview of the Forced Heirship Rules Under the Code Civil Mauricien

Cedric Tuyau, LL.M recently published an article entitled, Overview of the Forced Heirship Rules Under the Code Civil Mauricien, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law ejournal (2020). Provided below is the abstract to the Article. Forced

The Republic of Mauritius follows the forced heirship rules as derived from the French Napoleonic Code. This review article will demystify the forced heirship rules and the succession principles under the Code Civil Mauricien. The heirship rules for the surviving spouses will also be established with the view of demonstrating how the latter can also be part of a succession in the absence of any testamentary provisions. Discussions regarding the peculiarities related to the distribution of the succession such as the division-in-kind and licitation will also be established. Finally, the review article will conclude with the renunciation of heirship and its consequences.

Jurisdiction: Republic of Mauritius


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