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Family and Succession Law in Portugal, Second edition

By Guilherme de Oliveira, Paula Távora Vítor


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in Portugal covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined civic status of persons, the family, and property.

After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence; marriage, divorce, and  cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any situation likely to arise in legal practice.

The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected with Portugal. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the necessary, basic material of family and succession law. 

Pages 240
Publish Date 06/13/2019
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403513416
SKU 10057800-0002
Table of Contents

The Authors
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Chapter 1. General Background of the Country (Demographic Data)
Chapter 2. Historical Development of Family and Succession Law
Chapter 3. Sources of Family and Succession Law
Chapter 4. The Courts
Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. The Status of a Person
Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status
Chapter 3. Personality Rights
Chapter 4. Names
Chapter 5. Nationality
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence
Chapter 7. Adults with Diminished Capacity
Part II. Family Law
Chapter 1. Marriage
Chapter 2. Divorce
Chapter 3. De facto Union
Chapter 4. Filiation
Chapter 5. Adoption and Apadrinhamento Civil
Chapter 6. Kinship and Relationships of Affinity
Chapter 7. Parental Responsibilities
Chapter 8. Guardianship and Custody
Part III. Matrimonial Property Law
Chapter 1. The Patrimonial Effects of Marriage Irrespective of the Property Regime Adopted
Chapter 2. Effects Dependent upon the Property Regime
Part IV. Succession Law
Chapter 1. Intestate Succession
Chapter 2. Testamentary Succession
Chapter 3. Acts Inter Vivos Related to the Estate
Chapter 4. Acquisition and Administration of the Estate and Partition
Selected Bibliography