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Does an ex-wife lose alimony if she inherits?

Does an ex-wife lose alimony if she inherits

The Court of Cassation has provided insights into how accepting an inheritance might impact family dynamics and alimony obligations. Inheritance acceptance doesn’t automatically revoke alimony, as clarified by ruling no. 13192 of May 14, 2024. Alimony revision requires substantial reasons emerging after the initial alimony determination. The judge evaluates economic changes, considering income and assets. […]

What is affectio coniugalis?

What is affectio coniugalis

The legal jargon, especially that used by judges, often resorts to Latin terms: ancient maxims sometimes perfectly encapsulate concepts that in modern language require lengthy explanations. One such term is affectio coniugalis, frequently heard in matters related to marriage, separation, fault attribution, and residence permits. But what is affectio coniugalis? It’s a Latin term that […]

How is the inheritance divided between a spouse and children?

How is the inheritance divided between a spouse and children

When a person passes away without a valid will, the law determines inheritance distribution among close relatives. If there’s no will, the spouse typically inherits the entire estate if there are no children, parents, siblings, or descendants. Otherwise, the spouse may receive half if there’s one child or one-third if there are multiple children. If […]

Ten Essential Steps for Managing an Inheritance Succession

Ten Essential Steps for Managing an Inheritance Succession

A practical guide to fulfilling obligations after the death of an individual. Inheritance succession, in addition to grief, entails financial obligations. This article outlines ten steps: understanding testamentary provisions or statutory law, identification and valuation of assets, recognition of heirs, management of liabilities, acceptance or renunciation of the inheritance, declaration of succession and payment of […]