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Testamentary Formalities in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J De Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Certain patterns emerge from the preceding chapters. Only three types of will are at all common. Two are private: the holograph will and the witnessed will. The third, the notarial will, is public. ... More


Testamentary Formalities in Italy

Alexandra Braun

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter gives an overview of formality requirements for testamentary dispositions in Italian law, both from a historical and a comparative perspective. Italian inheritance law is deeply rooted ... More


Testamentary Formalities in Australia and New Zealand

Nicola Peart

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter analyses the legal development of testamentary formalities in the eight Australian states and territories, and in New Zealand since colonisation. While the laws in these jurisdictions ... More


Testamentary Formalities in the United States of America

Ronald J Scalise

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses major trends and significant minority positions, in addition to the philosophies and historical explanations behind the law of testamentary formalities in the United States. It ... More


Portugal

Telma Carvalho

in International Succession

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780198870463
eISBN:
9780191913242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870463.003.0045
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter examines the legal system of Portugal: the civil law system which is based on the Portuguese Civil Code and other legislation. It starts with a brief description of formalities for ... More


Mexico

Julieta Ovalle Piedra and Raoul Rodríguez-Walter

in International Succession

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780198870463
eISBN:
9780191913242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870463.003.0036
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter highlights that Mexico is a federal republic comprised of 32 states. Each state has its own laws that are applicable to wills, probate, and intestate proceedings, contained in their ... More


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