Article 1157. Right to refuse an inheritance.
1. The heir shall have the right to refuse the inheritance in favor of other persons (Article 1158) or without specifying the persons in whose favor he refuses the hereditary property. In case of inheritance of the property of escheat, the refusal of the inheritance is not allowed. 2. The heir shall have the right to refuse the inheritance within the period established for accepting the inheritance (Article 1154), including in the case when he has already accepted the inheritance. If the heir has committed actions that demonstrate the actual acceptance of the inheritance (clause 2 of Article 1153), the court may, upon the application of this heir, recognize him to refuse the inheritance and upon the expiration of the established period if he finds the reasons for missing the deadline to be valid. 3. Waiver of inheritance may not be subsequently changed or reverted. 4. Refusal of inheritance in the case when the heir is a minor, incapable or partially capable citizen is allowed with the prior permission of the guardianship and trusteeship body.
References to other articles of chapter 64. Acquisition of an inheritance: