Comparison of Turkish and English Inheritance Law

Comparison of Turkish and English Inheritance Law*

In the United Kingdom, the intestacy rules have been uniform since 1925, a year before the acceptance of the Civil Code in 1926 in Turkey. In the UK, in order to provide fair provisions for dependent spouses or other relatives, the rules have been supplemented by the discretionary provisions of the Inheritance Act of 1975, The Provisions for Family and Dependants.

According to the Turkish Civil Code (TCC), heirs are counted as: descendants of the inheritor, parents of the inheritor and their children, and finally the grandparents of the inheritor and their children. Succession law in the UK has a gradual system as well, including not only the spouse but also the civil partner of the deceased. Continue reading Comparison of Turkish and English Inheritance Law

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