Civil Act
Civil Act
- The basics of inheritance is provided in Part V of the “Civil Act”.
- A person who has the highest priority and the closest in degree of relationship becomes the inheritor among lineal descendants of the inheritee, lineal ascendants of the inheritee, brothers and sisters of the inheritee, and collateral blood relatives within the fourth degree of the inheritee (Article 1000 of the “Civil Act”).
- If there exist two or more inheritors, they become co-inheritors in which case they share the inherited property according to their share of inheritance until the inherited property is divided (Article 1006 of the “Civil Act”).