El concurso post mortem de la herencia

Translated title of the contribution: The Decedent's state bankruptcy

Guillermo Caballero Germain, Susana Espada Mallorquín

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This paper argues the validity of applying Bankruptcy rules to an insolvent decedents' estate, notwithstanding the silence of our current Bankruptcy Law. The inheritance rules about debts were designed in our Civil Code under the implicit assumption that the deceased person's estate is solvent. For this reason, post mortem bankruptcy is a key element of our Private Law system, by extending the application of Bankruptcy rules to a new factual situation (the insolvency of a deceased person's estate) and thus continues to protect inheritance creditors under the Law of Succession, now in an insolvency scenario.

Translated title of the contributionThe Decedent's state bankruptcy
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)97-117
Number of pages21
JournalRevista de Derecho
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2020


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