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All applications for inheritance must now be filed with the court

A law that has entered into force today brings several changes to the substantive jurisdiction of the courts in civil proceedings. These include the specification that, irrespective of value, all applications for inheritance will now have to be submitted to the judges.

Further, the jurisdiction of the tribunals has stated that they judge, as a court of appeal, the appeals against the judgments handed down by the tribunals in appeals or against the judgments given at first instance by the courts, which, according to the law, are not subject to the appeal, any other cases expressly provided by law.

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