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The First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) says that it is legal for parents to disinherit a child that has mistreated them.

The decision is based on the interpretation of Article 727 of the Civil Code, which provides that legitimate or natural children who have repeatedly performed acts detrimental or deceit to their parents or that affect their reputation and dignity may be declared unworthy of inheritance, and as such can be excluded from inheriting.

The ruling establishes that children who have mistreated or seriously insulted their parents with deeds or words, or who have denied them protection or assistance may be declared unworthy to inherit.

The Constitution of the Republic in Art. 57 already establishes the protection of the elderly as an integral right.

The Supreme Court judges explain that it is justified for the parents, who in principle are free to allocate...

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