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Inheritance and succession

Inheritance and succession are a major cause for litigation. Inheritance laws differ for most religions. For instance the Hindu Succession act governs the inheritance of Hindu’s. What constitutes a valid will and how movable and immovable properties devolve is also defined under different sets of laws. In one sense inheritance is a transfer of property, but unlike the transfer of property when a person is alive, the transfer of the property of a deceased person to his heirs does not require the execution of any special documentation. Inheritance can be testamentary or non testamentary in that when the transfer is made by a will it restricts the right of succession under the succession laws. In the absence of a will, the general laws of succession apply.