Article 1139. Testamentary Laying.
1. A testator may, in a will, impose on one or several heirs under a will or by law the obligation to perform an action of a material or non-property nature, aimed at the realization of a generally useful purpose (testamentary assignment). The same obligation may be imposed on the executor of the will, provided that a part of the inheritance property is allocated in the will for execution of the testamentary charge.
The testator also has the right to impose on one or several heirs the obligation to keep pets belonging to the testator, as well as to exercise the necessary supervision and care for them.
2. To the testamentary charge, the subject of which are actions of a property nature, the rules of Article 1138 of this Code are applied accordingly.
3. Interested persons, the executor of the will and any of the heirs shall have the right to demand the execution of the testamentary charge in a court of law, unless otherwise provided for by the will.
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References to other articles of chapter 62. Inheritance by will:
Article 1118. General Provisions.
Article 1119. Freedom of the will.
Article 1120. The right to bequeath any property.
Article 1121. The purpose and purpose of the heir in the will.
Article 1122. Shares of heirs in bequest property.
Article 1123. Mystery of the will.
Article 1124. General rules concerning the form and procedure for making a will.
Article 1125. Notarized testament.
Article 1126. Closed will.
Article 1127. Wills, equated to notarially certified wills.
Article 1128. Testamentary dispositions of cash rights in banks.
Article 1129. Emergency Testament.
Article 1130. Cancellation and modification of a will.
Article 1131. Invalidity of the will.
Article 1132. Interpretation of the will.
Article 1133. Execution of the will.
Article 1134. Executor of the will.
Article 1135. Powers of the executor of the will.
Article 1136. Reimbursement of expenses related to the execution of a will.
Article 1137. Testamentary refusal.
Article 1138. Execution of a testamentary refusal.
Article 1140. Transfer to other heirs of the obligation to execute a testamentary refusal or testamentary charge.