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Heir

A person entitled to receive property (and, in some jurisdictions, title) from a deceased person. An heir may be designated by custom or statute, or may be selected in the decedent's will.
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heir

A person who by will or statutory law receives or is scheduled to receive a portion or all of the assets of an estate.
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heir

One who inherits property.

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The seizin represents the power conferred by law to legal heirs of the deceased who are able to administer and exercise the rights and actions of the deceased, from the opening of the inheritance, without needing any prior check of the quality of successor, by notary or judicial way (Chirica, 2014: 505-506).
Recent studies across the industry have revealed the massive challenge advisors face in retaining clients' heirs. According to a number of recent studies, between 65 percent to as much as 95 percent of heirs fire their spouses' or parents' advisor after receiving an inheritance.
The aforesaid was raised by the President of Larnaca court in a recent judgment after heirs demanded the annulment of a transfer of land in the name of other heirs of a deceased person through fraud, misrepresentation or illegal and irregular procedures.
The number of first-degree heirs (sons and daughters) stood at 20,103, compared with 9,746 second-degree heirs (widows) and 3,008 third-degree heirs (father, mother, brothers and sisters).
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It is generally agreed that two broad motives govern the division of estates between heirs and charities: The desire to care for loved ones and altruism.