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23:15 Feb 12, 2012
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / TESTAMENTO
Spanish term or phrase: TESTAMENTO UNIPERSONAL ABIERTO
Tengo dudas con el término "unipersonal" en este contexto.

Saludos

Pilar
Pilar Guzmán
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4 +1nuncupative, unilateral (non-joint and non-mutual) WillxxxAdrian MM.
4Open Will Testament
eski
4unilateral open will / open willeVeritas
4individual
Cyril B.


  

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individual


Explanation:
I think most wills are 'unipersonal' anyway :)

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So: an "open individual will" or "individual open will"

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http://www.lawyers-abogados.net/en/Resources/pma/estate-plan...
http://www.hipotecasa.nl/uk/testament.html
http://patriot.net/~crouch/familylaw/wills.htm


    Reference: http://patriot.net/~crouch/familylaw/wills.htm
Cyril B.
France
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neutral  AllegroTrans: "open personal will" is not in the ref. nor does it produce any ghits - have you any evidence that it is a correct legal term?
8 hrs
  -> "Open will" is the common -and quite natural - translation of "testamento abierto"... Then "unipersonal" means that it relates to one person only. Litteral translation works here, imo.
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nuncupative, unilateral (non-joint and non-mutual) Will


Explanation:
vs. a testamento mancomunado = a joint will in a single document signed by two persons, like husband & wife vs. a mutual will where 2 separate Wills are signed by two persons, like husband and wife, in each other's favour and which arguably are irrevocable during their lifetime. The Aussi case of Birmingham vs. Renfrew postulates that a joint or mutual will creates a floating trust which 'crystallises' on one party's death.

A Will is also a formof unliateral Deed Poll used more often in the UK for changes of name and partitioning of land.

Nuncupative - in ES an oral will attested by 7 witnesses and taken down by a Notary.



Example sentence(s):
  • Definition of deed poll: Unilateral deed. Deed that is executed by only one party (the sole party to it), or by two or more parties having identical interests. www.businessdictionary.com/definition/deed-poll.html

    Reference: http://www.unizar.es/derecho/derecho_aragones/progcivil/Docu...
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agree  Emiliano Pantoja
23 hrs
  -> Gracias! We know a winner when we see one.
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unilateral open will / open will


Explanation:
An open will is one that the testator executes before witnesses and a notary. Normally wills are executed by one person so in most cases the title or name of the document would not say unilateral. However, some jurisdictions allow mutual or joint wills (testamentos mancomunados) and the name would so specify it. Source: Black´s Law Dictionary, 7th ed.

eVeritas
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Open Will Testament


Explanation:
Open Will Testament

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Spain - Wills | ExpatFocus.comwww.expatfocus.com/expatriate-spain-willsCached
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An open will (testament abierto) is the most common type of will used. It is not essential to go to a lawyer for this although it is recommended. A notary is able to ...


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spain.angloinfo.com/money/pensions-wills/spanish-wills/Cached
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An open will (testamento abierto) is the normal and most suitable kind of will for most people. It's unnecessary to employ a lawyer to prepare an open will, ...


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eski :))

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