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19 September 2019
Angelos Paphitis Recent changes to inheritance and succession law

Cyprus - A G Paphitis & Co

Cyprus has a complicated system of forced heirship in which a portion of a deceased's estate must be effectively passed to surviving family members according to a set system of inheritance. This forced heirship regime means that even if a deceased writes a will leaving a certain portion of their estate as gift to their spouse, their wishes will be deemed invalid if there are natural children who are entitled to a fixed minimum percentage of the estate.

Authors: Angelos Paphitis, Christos Kastanias
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