1. INHERITANCE LAW AND SUCCESSION BY CAUSE OF DEATH
I. The constitutional principles
II. Capacity to succeed by testament or «ab intestate».
2. INHERITANCE PROCESS STAGES IN THE INHERITANCE: APERTURE, VOCATIO, DELATIO AND «IUS DELATIONIS»
I. «Ius transmissionis».
3. RIGHT OF REPRESENTATION AND RIGHT OF ACCRETION
I. Right of representation.
II. Right of accretion.
4. LAST WILL
I. Types of last wills
II. Interpretation of last wills
III. Ineffectiveness of last wills.
5. CONTENT OF THE TESTAMENT
I. Institution of heir.
II. Condition, term or mode in the appointment of an heir
III. Inheritance substitutions: Concept and types
IV. The legacy.
6. THE FORCED SHARE OR LEGITIME
I. Forced share or legitima
II. The betterment
7. THE DISINHERITANCE AND PRETERITION
II. Preterición or omission of a forced heir in the last will
8. THE RESERVES («RESERVAS»)
I. Line reserve: «La reserva troncal»
9. ACCEPTANCE AND REPUDIATION OF THE INHERITANCE
I. Repudiation of the inheritance.
10. HEREDITY COMMUNITY AND PARTITION
I. Analysis of special cases
II. Rescission (ineffectiveness) of partition on account of lesion.
11. THE COLLATION
Collation of donations.
GLOSSARY OF BASIC CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGIES USED IN SPANISH SUCCESSION LAW
This is the second book of the Spanish Civil Law collection on Succession Law. The first one titled 'Casebook on Spanish Succession Law' was addressed to students. It gave them fact patterns based on real cases and asked them to investigate and decide the controversies presented. In this second book, we now study the judgments themselves, including an analysis of the holdings, and an explanation of their significance in the context of recent developments in Spanish Succession Law. In this book, we invite you to travel through Spanish Succession Law. This voyage follows the way the subject is taught in the regular syllabus of Spanish law schools. May this book help bring the reader to an almost-magical realization about how this branch of law, the daughter of a tradition of two thousand years old, whose rules operate with almost mathematical precision, could still, to this day, be so vibrant, alive, and unceasingly evolving, through new judicial approaches to its interpretation and application.