How forced heirship works in Italy and who is affected

forced heirship

In Italy the forced heirship law states that the closest family members (spouses, children, in some cases parents) are entitled to part of the overall assets; the law establishes how these assets are to be distributed. This means that the testator can’t freely dispose of all their assets.

Instead, the law dictates, to a certain extent, constraints which are placed on the succession process in Italy.