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What are the laws on nomination and succession/inheritance?

By kuldeep patwa On Aug 17 2017 2:15AM

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There are no general laws on nomination, unlike in case of succession where special laws exist, based on religious affinity and bequests under wills of the deceased. Therefore, the rights of the nominee are determined in accordance with the laws governing the subject matter of nomination, whereas, succession rights are determined based on the personal law applicable to the deceased. Nomination, hence, is only a means and not an end.

It is a temporary arrangement, so that the shares of the deceased do not remain ownerless, during the period that succession issues are resolved.

Aug 18 2017 1:39AM