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PREPARATION OF WILLS IN TIMES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC – SELECTED OBSERVATIONS
 
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Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
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Mariusz Załucki   

Krakowska Akademia im. Andrzeja Frycza Modrzewskiego
Submission date: 2020-07-08
Final revision date: 2020-11-05
Acceptance date: 2020-11-05
Publication date: 2021-01-18
 
JoMS 2020;45(2):143–152
 
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Objectives:
The aim of the article is to present selected aspects of the issue of making wills in a pandemic, including the search for answers to the question of how to make a valid will. Selected legal systems, which have presented solutions for drawing up wills in the COVID-19 pandemic will be analyzed. Since some legislators have prepared and enacted appropriate facilities for the use of formal instruments for disposing of property upon death specifically for the pandemic period, the author looks at these solutions and wonders whether it is appropriate to deformalize the law of succession for the period after the pandemic. Because of that, a path for the legislator's future is be proposed, in the light of current trends in the world of testamentary formalities.

Material and methods:
The analysis of legal solutions will be based on the dogmatic method, which will be supported by comparative considerations.

Results:
Presentation of selected aspects of the issue of making wills in a pandemic, including the proposed answers to the question of how to make a valid will.

Conclusions:
It is appropriate to deformalize the law of succession for the period after the pandemic. The solutions adopted during the pandemic have shown that it is possible for testators to take greater account of their interests. In succession law such solutions were and still are expected.

 
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