Elder Law
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Elder Law

Evolving European Perspectives

Edited by Ann Numhauser-Henning

The ageing population poses a huge challenge to law and society, carrying important structural and institutional implications. This book portrays elder law as an emerging research discipline in the European setting in terms of both conceptual and theoretical perspectives as well as elements of the law.
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Chapter 14: New legal conflicts in an old legal context: the law of inheritance and its challenges in the twenty-first century in the perspective of the ageing individual

Elsa Trolle Önnerfors


Inheritance law is a legal matter of constant discussion and interest, and especially so for elderly people. This chapter concentrates on current legal debates, and issues such as inheritance rights of surviving spouses and cohabitants, the legal status of forced heirship versus testamentary freedom, the use of wills, and, finally, the effects of the new EU regulation on international succession. Characteristics for Swedish inheritance rights are highlighted but comparisons with other legal systems are also made. Family law, inheritance law, forced heirship, wills, international succession law, death

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