estate debts (Nachlassverbindlichkeiten)

Pursuant to § 1967 (1) BGB the heir (Erbe) is liable for estate debts (Nachlassverbindlichkeiten). Pursuant to § 1967 (2) BGB the term "estate debts" includes

  • the debts of the deceased (Erblasserschulden),
  • the obligations borne by the heirs as such (Erbanfallschulden),
  • in particular the obligations arising from rights to the forced share (Pflichtteil), a legacy (Vermächtnis) and a testamentary burden (Auflage). 

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