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heir,

person designated by law to succeed to the ownership of propertyproperty,
rights to the enjoyment of things of economic value, whether the enjoyment is exclusive or shared, present or prospective. The rightful possession of such rights is called ownership.
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 of another if that owner does not make a contrary disposition of it by willwill,
in law, document expressing the wishes of a person (known as a testator) concerning the disposition of her property after her death. If a person dies intestate, i.e.
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. A person who takes property left to him by will is not an heir but a legatee. The property that the heir receives is his inheritance. Originally the common law confined the term heir to an inheritor of real estate; the persons to whom the personal property of the deceased went were called the next of kin. The group of heirs of a person may differ from the group that the law recognizes as his next of kin, but the law that dictates the constitution of both is now largely statutory, and in many states of the United States the statutes have abolished all distinction. When titletitle,
in law, the means by which the owner has just and legal possession of his or her property. It is distinct from the document (e.g., a deed) that is evidence of the title.
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 to property is in a living person and his heirs, the meaning is merely that the person has absolute ownership of the property and can do with it what he wishes. No person may be the heir of a living person; the relationship arises only at the death of another. If the other person is still living, the person who may become an heir is called an heir apparent or heir presumptive. An heir presumptive is in the same position as an heir apparent except that his claim may be superseded, as by the birth of one more closely related to the owner. These terms are much used with regard to dynastic succession; an heir apparent is in such connection the undisputed heir to the throne if he survives the incumbent; an heir presumptive is one who will inherit the throne if nothing intervenes—especially the birth of a child to the incumbent.

heir

Civil law the person legally succeeding to all property of a deceased person, irrespective of whether such person died testate or intestate, and upon whom devolves as well as the rights the duties and liabilities attached to the estate
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The changes are aimed at combatting probate abuse by requiring a more thorough search for heirs and sets up a clearer path of action for public administrators.
This is especially true for those whose loved ones left property, whether real or personal, and whose title and ownership the deceased was not able to transfer to his heirs, and the corresponding taxes (whether for sale or donation to the heirs) paid to government before his or her death.
The seizin heir is entitled to administer the patrimony and exercise all patrimonial actions of the deceased, without needing to fulfil any formalities, i.
The Extra Judicial Settlement Among Heirs was published in a newspaper of general circulation for three consecutive weeks.
THE Department of Lands and Surveys must avoid the registration of immovable property from the name of a deceased to a person claiming ownership of same, except if a duly notarised written consent of the heirs is filed with the department.
If so, the estate must pay a tax rate t on the heir distribution t, which yields the tax [t.
Second, the heirs can register the inherited plots under a family property partnership in the land registry offices.
Charles became heir apparent on the death of his grandfather George VI, when his mother succeeded to the throne on February 6 1952.
On Monday the tour then will move on to the Omar Bin Khatab School with HH the Heir Apparent Cup Exclusive Partners ExxonMobil between 10.
This came during a visit to the gallery the day before yesterday where Britain's Heir Apparent was received by Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and other senior officials.
He declined to comment on how the firm makes its money but the Heir Hunters association website says firms can take up to 30% commission on their discoveries.
But pals of the Prince said he fears a secondary reform allowing an heir to marry a Roman Catholic could have unintended consequences, because Catholics must raise children in their own faith.