Indeed, an heir who is deemed unworthy may be excluded from an estate. However, the law strictly controls the assumptions of unworthiness. All have in common a serious fault of the heir with respect to the deceased . It is not your father who can make you recognize as unworthy, but the law or the court at the request of another heir.
- Legal cases
The heir is automatically excluded from the estate if he has been sentenced to criminal punishment as an author or accomplice:
- a murder or attempted murder of the deceased,
- beatings, violence, assault causing the death of the deceased without intent to give it
- Court cases
After the opening of the succession and at the request of another heir, the court of first instance may pronounce the unworthiness of an heir. Example: in case of conviction for false testimony against the deceased in criminal proceedings.
Namely: the person excluded from the estate can inherit if the deceased, during his lifetime, expressed it in his will .