Testamentary Succession Law and Legal Definition

Testamentary succession refers to succession resulting from a legally executed testament. Testamentary succession is also known as the right of inheritance. A testamentary succession is fixed and determined at the moment of a decedent’s death.

The following is an example of a case law defining testamentary succession;

A testamentary succession is that which results from the institution of heir, contained in a testament executed in a form prescribed by law. [Succession of Christensen, 248 So. 2d 45, 47 (La.App. 1 Cir. 1971)].