Intestate Succession

What is legal or intestate succession?

Legal or intestate succession is a legal succession because it takes effect through the operation of law because there is no decedent’s last will and testament to dispose the estate. A person who died without leaving a will is said to have died intestate.

When is there intestate succession?

There is intestate succession when there is no written will, the will is void, the will lost its validity or no one is named as successor in the will.
What is mixed succession?

The law defined it as:

Art. 780. Mixed succession is that effected partly by will and partly by operation of law. (n)

*A testator made a will but omitted some properties, rights or has acquired some properties after the execution of his last will and testament.


Paras, E. (1999). Civil Code III (Succession). Quezon City: Rex Printing Company, Inc.

The New Civil Code of the Philippines

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