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.

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References to other articles of chapter 64. Acquisition of an inheritance:
Article 1152. Acceptance of inheritance.
Article 1153. Ways of accepting 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 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.