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Comparative Succession LawVolume II: Intestate Succession$
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Kenneth Reid, Marius de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747123

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747123.001.0001

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Intestate Succession in Hungary

Intestate Succession in Hungary

(p.274) 11 Intestate Succession in Hungary
Comparative Succession Law

Lajos Vékás

Oxford University Press

The foundations of Hungarian intestate succession law were laid in 1861, when the property and succession regimes burdened with feudal constraints were gradually transformed into a bourgeois private-property and succession regime. Gradual reforms of the law of intestate succession were introduced several times during the past one-and-a-half centuries, the last of which occurred in 2013. This latest reform introduced significant changes to several institutions, especially in connection with the succession status of the surviving spouse. However, these changes did not affect the central feature of Hungarian intestate succession law, namely the parentelic system. This chapter discusses the parentelic system in Hungarian intestate succession law, covering intestacy rules for first-class heirs, heirs in other classes; the surviving spouse; the surviving partner; and the state as intestate heir.

Keywords:   Hungarian civil law, intestate succession, succession law, parentelic system, heirs, spouse, partners, state

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