What happens if a member of a community of heirs dies? Who is the legal successor?

When a member of a community of heirs dies, who succeeds to the inheritance and legal succession of the heir?

It can happen that one of the heirs dies before the division of the estate has been completed. In this case, the heirs of the deceased heir take his or her place and assume his or her rights and obligations as a member of the community of heirs. As it were, a “community of heirs within the community of heirs” is created. All those entitled by law or by choice to inherit become members of the original community of heirs. The inheritance share of the deceased heir is included in his or her estate and is to be further distributed in accordance with the deceased heir’s wishes. The performance of legal acts continues to require the consent of all heirs.

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