Which law applies?
Can I choose the law applicable to my succession?
Last update: 10/1/2012
The applicable law is determined in principle by the deceased’s habitual residence. If the deceased had, at the time of his/her death, his/her habitual residence in Bulgaria, the succession will be governed by Bulgarian law. However, there is an exception in that any real estate included in the succession is subject to the laws of the country where said property is located ( “principle of the division of the succession” ).
Bulgarian law allows testators to derogate from these laws, by leaving the testator free to choose the law of the State whose nationality he/she holds. But this choice cannot result in a forced heir being deprived of his/her reserved portion as allocated by Bulgarian law.
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