Testamentary Succession, New Technologies and Recodification: On the Research That Needs to Be Conducted

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  • Document Type: Study
  • Document Language: English
  • Published on: 30. 6. 2014
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Mariusz Załucki

In: Societas et iurisprudentia • 2014 • Volume 2 • Issue 2 • Pages 19-34 • ISSN 1339-5467

Abstract: In view of the fact that one of the main tasks of modern inheritance law is to connect the available legal structures with the shape of property relations existing in the society and to favour solutions which enable to make the most of the testator’s estate after his or her death, the author concludes that a research needs to be conducted to examine what consequences in this field of law follow, inter alia, from the wide availability of audio and video digital recorders, and what are legal consequences of registering the last will of the testator using such equipment, e.g. if in such context, can we call a video testament a newly developing form of estate disposition. In this scope projects should search for connections between the above-indicated technical equipment and the possibilities of fulfilling the last will of the testator, to analyze if they may be useful for applying the principle of testamentary freedom present in inheritance law and to explain if the application of such equipment by the testator will facilitate or hinder the execution of testator’s will mortis causa.

Key Words: Civil Code; Inheritance Law; Succession Law; Will; Testament; Video Will; Electronic Will; Poland.

URL: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/archive/2014/02/SEI-2014-02-Studies-Zalucki-Mariusz.pdf

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ZAŁUCKI, M. Testamentary Succession, New Technologies and Recodification: On the Research That Needs to Be Conducted. Societas et iurisprudentia [online]. 2014, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 19-34 [cit. 2020-01-01]. ISSN 1339-5467. Available at: https://sei.iuridica.truni.sk/international-scientific-journal/archive/issue-2014-02/testamentary-succession-new-technologies-and-recodification-on-the-research-that-needs-to-be-conducted/.