Project

The reform of Belgian family property law: seeking the “best” balance between the surviving spouse/partner and the children upon death

Code
01D25718
Duration
12 November 2018 → 11 November 2022
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law
    • Other law and legal studies
Keywords
Family property law inheritance law matrimonial property law
 
Project description

This project researches how the “best” balance can be found between the protection of a deceased’s surviving spouse/partner and his/her children. This topic is controversial (especially in the context of reconstituted families). More specifically, the most just balance is sought after taking into account empirical-sociological findings and solutions put forward by legislators in comparable societies.