Article 1153. Ways of accepting inheritance.
1. Acceptance of inheritance is carried out by filing at the place of opening of the inheritance to the notary or authorized in accordance with the law to issue a certificate of the right to inheritance to an official statement of the heir to accept the inheritance or the statement of the heir to issue a certificate of inheritance.
If the application of the heir is transferred to the notary by another person or sent by mail, the signature of the heir to the application must be witnessed by a notary, an official authorized to perform notarial actions (paragraph 7 of Article 1125), or a person authorized to certify powers of attorney in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 185 of this Code .
Acceptance of an inheritance through a representative is possible if the power of attorney is specifically provided for in the power of attorney. A power of attorney is not required for the acceptance of the inheritance by a legal representative.
2. It is recognized, unless it is proved otherwise, that the heir accepted the inheritance, if he committed actions indicating the actual acceptance of the inheritance, in particular if the heir:
entered into the possession or control of hereditary property;
took measures to preserve the hereditary property, protect it from encroachments or claims of third parties;
made at his own expense the cost of maintaining the hereditary property;
He paid for the debts of the testator at his own expense or received from third parties the money owed to the testator.
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References to other articles of chapter 64. Acquisition of an inheritance:
Article 1152. Acceptance of inheritance.
Article 1154. Deadline for accepting an inheritance.
Article 1155. Acceptance of inheritance upon expiration of the established period.
Article 1156. Transfer of the right to accept inheritance (hereditary transmission).
Article 1157. Right to refuse an inheritance.
Article 1158. Refusal of inheritance in favor of other persons and refusal of a part of inheritance.
Article 1159. Ways of non-inheritance.
Article 1160. Right to refuse to receive a testamentary.
Article 1161. Increment of hereditary shares.
Article 1162. Certificate of Inheritance.
Article 1163. Terms for issuing a certificate of inheritance.
Article 1164. The common property of the heirs.
Article 1165. The division of inheritance by agreement between the heirs.
Article 1166. The protection of the interests of the child in the division of inheritance.
Article 1167. Protection of the legitimate interests of minors, incapable and partially capable citizens in the division of inheritance.
Article 1168. Preemptive right to an indivisible thing in the division of inheritance.
Article 1169. Preferential right to items of ordinary home furnishings and households in the division of inheritance.
Article 1170. Compensation of the disproportion of inherited property with a hereditary share.
Article 1171. The protection of inheritance and its management.
Article 1172. Measures for the protection of inheritance.
Article 1173. Trust management of hereditary property.
Article 1174. Reimbursement of expenses caused by the death of the testator, and expenses for the protection and management of the inheritance.
Article 1175. Responsibility of heirs for the debts of the testator.