The term “spouse” in the Inheritance Law also includes a common law partner.Section 55 of the Inheritance Law, 1965, whose purpose is to equalize the status of the common law partner to that of the married partner,
In the event the deceased leaves a spouse, children (up to the age of 18 and in certain circumstances also of an older age) or parents who need maintenance
Pursuant to the law, upon a person’s demise, his estate passes to his/her heirs. A person’s heirs and their share in the estate are determined in accordance with the law (hereinafter: “Inheritance by Law”), unless he/she made a will
Issues relating to death are emotionally charged. Never the less, one cannot ignore the need to resolve the proprietary affairs arising from it, either during a person’s lifetime, in the form of a will, or after the person’s demise.
A person preparing a will can select one of the manners prescribed by law for the preparation thereof: