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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 Latin America with particular reference to Brazil

Jan Peter Schmidt

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/9780199696802.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter shows that the law on testamentary formalities in the Latin American countries is historically rooted in the European ius commune and that it has preserved this tradition to a remarkable ... More


Testamentary Formalities in South Africa

Marius J De Waal

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/9780199696802.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the issue of testamentary formalities in the context of South Africa's ‘mixed legal system’. It traces the history of will-making in South Africa, explaining how the original ... More


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