Law of Succession

Law of Succession

What is Succession?

It is the branch of law that prescribes the rules which determine what ought to happen to a person’s estate after his or her death. It is also referred to as the law of inheritance i.e. transmission of property rights from the dead to the living.

What are the various types of succession?

  • Testate Succession – occurs when a person makes a valid and enforceable will which ensures that upon the death of that person, his/her property passes to a person[s] of his/ her choice.
  • Interstate Succession – It occurs when a person dies without making a will or the will is invalidated.