English translation: (notary) deed on the opening of succession
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22:22 Dec 9, 2010
French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law (general) / summons regarding a contested will
French term or phrase:déclaration d'ouverture de succession
I can't seem to find a definition for "déclaration d'ouverture de succession" - is it simply "open an estate inquiry"? This is a French document being translated into US English....
"....Compte tenu du lieu du décès de XXX en France, XXX a enregistré une **déclaration d'ouverture de succession*** aux termes d'un acte du XXXX enregistré au consulat général de France à XXX...."
I hope this is enough context - I don't want to breach my confidentiality, but if more is needed I can try to provide it.
A succession is not the same as probate. From a Louisiana website (with remnants of the Napoleonic code): "Successions in Louisiana is often confused with the term “probate” used in other states. A succession in Louisiana takes property out of a deceased person’s name and puts the property in deceased heir's name. Probate, however, refers only to filing the will." ( http://www.bernardduhon.com/wills.htm )
Does it mean a confirmation that probate has been applied for, do you think?
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claim opening the succession
Explanation: I believe that "opening of the succession" works for "ouverture de sucession"; see References.
The claim for a compulsory portion arises with opening of the succession (a succession opens upon the death of a person).
... he found that the 10-year time limit under art. 626 C.C.Q. for having one’s heirship recognized is calculated not only from the opening of the succession, but sometimes from the day the successor’s right arises.