Heir's immediate disposition of inheritance after predecessor's death

The rights to the succession are transmitted from the moment of the death of the decedent. (Article 777, Civil Code) Since the hereditary share in decedent’s estate is transmitted or vested immediately from the moment of the death of such predecessor in interest, there is no legal bar for a successor to dispose of his hereditary share immediately after such death, even if the actual extent of such share is not determined until the subsequent liquidation of the estate. However, the effect of such alienation to the transferee is limited to what is ultimately adjudicated to the transferor heir. (Mison)

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