My father died recently. Under his will my children were to inherit a substantial sum of money to be shared between them. I am six months pregnant. Will my baby be entitled to inherit or only his elder brothers and sisters who were alive when my father died ?
By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 12 May, 2022
Under the 1965 Inheritance Law a baby born within 300 days of a deceased’s death is entitled to inherit. So if the baby is born within 300 days of the grandfather’s death he/she will be entitled to inherit just as the other grandchildren, assuming that there are no instructions to the contrary in his will.
This situation contrasts with other legal systems – under English law, for example, a child must be alive at the time of the deceased’s death to inherit unless stated otherwise.