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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by Kumabjorn View Post
Actually, in Sweden you don't inherit debt. If the estate cannot pay the debt the creditor has to write it off, descendants can't be burdened with it, they didn't sign on for it.
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It's the same under British law.
I am astonished about your very generous laws. In Germany you of course inherit everything, the assets and the debts. Of course you can relinquish the inheritance but in this case you don't refuse only the debts, but also the assets.
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