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Kail Ya.Ya., Usanova V.A. The Division of Jointly Acquired Property of Deceased Spouses in the Event of the Death of One of Them: The Legal Regulation and Law Enforcement Practice

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.16

Yanina Ya. Kail, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law Disciplines, Volgograd Institute of Management – Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Gagarina St, 8, 400131 Volgograd, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5116-7666

Victoria A. Usanova, Candidate of Sciences (Jurisprudence), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Financial and Business Law, Volgograd Institute of Management – Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Gagarina St, 8, 400131 Volgograd, Russian Federation, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4071-3350


Introduction: the study of the division of jointly acquired property of spouses and inheritance of property has always been given special attention by the scientists and practitioners. Quite a lot of works are devoted to this area of legal relations. However, it is not so variable and depends on the intricacies of life that there are constantly many issues that require special research and improvement of the legal regulation. The division of jointly acquired property by the spouses at the dissolution of the marriage is regulated by the norms of family law, as well as civil law in the event of the death of one of the former spouses, who do not fully correspond to each other. In this regard, today citizens often face the problems of protecting their property rights. The purpose of the research: to reveal some aspects of the legal regulation and law enforcement practice of protecting the rights of former spouses in the division of jointly acquired property in the event of the death of one of them, and to offer suggestions to help improve the relevant rules. Methods: the methods of scientific cognition are applied together, among which the main ones are the formal-legal, system methods, analysis and synthesis. Results: it is proved that the current system of the legal regulation of division of joint property of the former spouses in the event of the death of one of them requires the improvement of the legal regulation, as laid down in the legislation, the protection of property rights is quite long and expensive, which leads to the futility of efforts. Conclusions: the law enforcement practice of protecting the property rights of former spouses in the division of jointly acquired property should be recognized as generally conforming to the established norms of law. However, the lack of the clear legal regulation of the criteria and conditions for the division of jointly acquired property in the event of opening of an inheritance after the former spouse before the expiration of the threeyear statute of limitations, leads to the situations where 2 spouses will claim the inheritance – the former and the present. This situation leads to costly conflicts that are resolved in court.

Key words: divorce, former spouses, joint property, inheritance, succession order, judicial procedure for determining shares.

Citation. Kail Ya.Ya., Usanova V.A. The Division of Jointly Acquired Property of Deceased Spouses in the Event of the Death of One of Them: The Legal Regulation and Law Enforcement Practice. Legal Concept = Pravovaya paradigma, 2021, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 105-112. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2021.1.16

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