Heir's right to specific property in the decedent's estate?


Instituted heirs to a part of the free portion of the decedent’s estate have no right to claim a stake over a specific property of the decedent. As instituted heirs only to a part of the free portion of the estate, they are entitled to receive their share of the same, if any, only after payment of all debts, funeral charges, expenses of administration, allowance to the widow and inheritance tax. Otherwise stated, their share would be dependent on whether anything is left of the estate after payment of all its obligations. (780 SCRA 348, 2010)

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