The heir of the decedent has a universal right to the decedent’s estate even though the heir has no knowledge of the estate. The heir is entitled to certain rights and obligations in regard to a patrimony where the heir can waive the value of the estate, existence, and other judicial requirements.
Estate values may be in the hands of third parties, and a petition of inheritance action assumes that the heir could locate the object and its holder. A bequest can be made during the lifetime of the decedent, and the action in relation to the bequest presupposes that the heir to identify the bequest, purpose, and the recipient.
In the absence of a report, if the heir is a reservist, he or she may take action to reduce if he or she can estimate the distributable portion, shares, value and the date of the gifts made between the decent and donee. In other words, heir should obtain all the information in exercising his or her right of succession because certain claims must be brought up before the statute of limitation expires.
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