Article 1155. Acceptance of inheritance upon expiration of the established period
1. At the request of the heir who missed the deadline established for accepting the inheritance (Article 1154), the court may restore this time limit and recognize the heir as the accepted inheritance if the heir did not know and should not have known about the opening of the inheritance or missed the deadline for other valid reasons provided that the heir who missed the deadline set for accepting the inheritance went to court within six months after the reasons for missing the deadline disappeared. Upon recognition of the heir who accepted the inheritance, the court determines the shares of all the heirs in the hereditary property and, if necessary, determines measures to protect the rights of the new heir to receive the share of the inheritance due to him (paragraph 3 of this article). Earlier issued certificates of inheritance are recognized by the court as invalid. 2. An inheritance may be accepted by the heir upon the expiration of the period established for his acceptance, without going to court, subject to the written consent of all other heirs who accepted the inheritance. If such consent is given in writing by the heirs not in the presence of a notary, their signatures on the documents of consent must be witnessed in the manner indicated in the second paragraph of clause 1 of Article 1153 of this Code. The consent of the heirs is the basis for the annulment by the notary of the previously issued certificate of inheritance and the basis for issuing a new certificate. If, on the basis of a previously issued certificate, the state registration of rights to immovable property was carried out, the decision of the notary to annul the previously issued certificate and a new certificate are grounds for making the appropriate changes to the state registration record. 3. The heir who accepted the inheritance after the expiration of the established period in compliance with the rules of this article has the right to receive the inheritance due to him in accordance with the rules of articles 1104, 1105, 1107 and 1108 of this Code, which in the case specified in paragraph 2 of this article, insofar as a written agreement between the heirs does not provide otherwise.
References to other articles of chapter 64. Acquisition of an inheritance: