Inheritance can be accepted within six months from the date of opening of the inheritance.
If the right of inheritance arises for other persons in case the heir renounces the inheritance, they can accept the inheritance for the rest of the term mentioned in point 1 of this article, and if it is less than three months, then within three months.
Persons for whom the right of inheritance arises only in case of non-acceptance of the inheritance by another heir, may accept the inheritance within three months from the date of expiration of the term mentioned in point 1 of this article.
The heir may accept the inheritance without going to court after the expiration of the term set for its acceptance, if the consent of all the other heirs who have received the inheritance is available.
Based on the application of the heir who missed the term of acceptance of the inheritance, the court may recognize him / her as the recipient of the inheritance, considering the reasons for missing the term respectable, if it turns out that the reason for missing the term was the fact that the heir did not know; that the heir who missed the deadline for accepting the inheritance has applied to the court within six months after the reasons for missing that deadline were eliminated.
The court, recognizing the heir as the recipient of the inheritance, resolves the issues related to the rights of the other heirs to the inherited property, just as it invalidates the previously issued certificate of inheritance. In this case, a new certificate of inheritance is not required.
Unless otherwise proved, the inheritance is considered accepted by the heir when he begins to actually own or manage the inherited property, including when the heir:
1. has taken measures to protect the property և to protect it from encroachments or claims of third parties;
2. has made expenses for maintaining the property at his own expense.
3. has paid the debts of the heir from his account or received the sums due to the heir from third parties.
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