Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this concise exposition and analysis of the essential elements of law with
regard to family relations, marital property, and succession to estates in
Greece covers the legal rules and customs pertaining to the intertwined
civic status of persons, the family, and property.
After an informative general introduction, the book proceeds to an in-depth
discussion of the sources and instruments of family and succession law, the
authorities that adjudicate and administer the laws, and issues surrounding
the person as a legal entity and the legal disposition of property among
family members. Such matters as nationality, domicile, and residence;
marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and guardianship; succession and
inter vivos arrangements; and the acquisition and administration of estates
are all treated to a degree of depth that will prove useful in nearly any
situation likely to arise in legal practice.
The book is primarily designed to assist lawyers who find themselves having to
apply rules of international private law or otherwise handling cases connected
with Greece. It will also be of great value to students and practitioners as a
quick guide and easy-to-use practical resource in the field, and especially to
academicians and researchers engaged in comparative studies by providing the
necessary, basic material of family and succession law.
The Author. Contribution and Assistance. List of Abbreviations. Preface.
General Introduction. Chapter 1. General Background of the Country
(Demographic Data). Chapter 2. Historical Background. Chapter 3. Sources of
Family and Succession Law. Chapter 4. Competent Courts and Procedural Matters
on Family and Succession law. Selected Bibliography. Part I. Persons
Chapter 1. Status of a Person. Chapter 2. Registration of Civil Status.
Chapter 3. Personality Rights. Chapter 4. Names. Chapter 5. Nationality.
Chapter 6. Domicile and Residence. Chapter 7. Mentally Handicapped Persons.
Part II. Family Law Chapter 1. Marriage. Chapter 2. Divorce. Chapter
3. Cohabitation Outside Marriage. Chapter 4. Filiation. Chapter 5. Adoption.
Chapter 6. Relation between Parent and Child. Chapter 7. Guardianship,
Curatorship, Judicial Assistance, Judicial Assistance of Absent Persons.
Chapter 8. Financial Support among Relatives. Part III. Matrimonial
Property Law Chapter 1. The Statutory Matrimonial Property Regime. Chapter
2. The Contractual Matrimonial Property Regime. Part IV. Succession
Law Chapter 1. Devolution of Succession in General. Chapter 2. Intestate
Succession. Chapter 3. Testamentary Succession. Chapter 4. The Legal Position
of the Heir. Chapter 5. Legacies and Donations. Index