What is inheritor?
Concept of inheritor
- An inheritor refers to a person who succeeds the property status of the inheritee as inheritance commences.
※ An inheritee refers to a person who bequeaths his/her property due to death or judicial declaration of disappearance.
· An inheritor must be a human being and a corporation is not eligible to inherit any property and is only eligible to receive testamentary gifts.
· An inheritor must be alive at the time of commencement of inheritance.
· With respect to the order of inheritance, however, an unborn child is considered as already born (Article 1000 (3) of the “Civil Act”).