00:43 Aug 11, 2019
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Law (general) / Wills
Dutch term or phrase: afvullegaat
I looked this up in Google and the only explanation I could find was in Dutch and indicates this is something about the longest living heir getting all the estate but I have no idea what English term would correspond to this. Please advise if you know this term.
Philip Trommel
United States
Local time: 18:19

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2 +1top-up legacy
David Hollywood

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
top-up legacy

the will read out and the testator confirmed that this accurately reflected his instructions afvullegaat top-up legacy (an estate planning measure designed to minimize the succession duty (inheritance tax) payable on the death of a spouse by ..

Note added at 3 hrs (2019-08-11 04:27:07 GMT)

Dutch is not one of my working languages but I found this explanation which might be ok

David Hollywood
Local time: 20:19
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  writeaway: it's from the legal bible those who do know Dutch and work in the language use all the time:
5 hrs

agree  Adrian MM.: cf. mejora/ improvement on the statutory birthright in ESP: an extra one-third portion can be willed by the testator or testatrix to next-of-kin:
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