6 What are the consequences of death?

Upon the death of one spouse, the common property is divided equally and the deceased spouse's portion becomes part of his/her estate. The heirs or the surviving spouse are entitled to request the court to determine a different ratio of shares. After the division has been carried out, the surviving spouse inherits according to the first or second order of succession. In the first order of succession, the surviving spouse inherits along with the children of the deceased and the inheritance is divided into equal shares. If the deceased is not survived by children, his/her spouse inherits in the second order of succession along with the deceased’s parents and receives half of the inheritance.