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Devolution of Estates Act, 2007 (No. 21 of 2007).

Country/Territory
Sierra Leone
Document type
Legislation
Date
2007
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Being an Act to provide for surviving spouses, children, parents, relatives and other dependants of testate and intestate persons and to provide for other related matters.
Subject
Land & soil
Keyword
Inheritance Ownership Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Africa, Least Developed Countries, Western Africa
Abstract

This Act makes provision with respect to intestate succession and succession by will of estates including land and land-related rights. The Act sets out rules relative to inheritance and related distribution of estates in the case a person dies without having made a will. The Act also defines offences against persons entitled to inheritance or related to the deceased person.

Full text
English
Website
www.sierra-leone.org