Presuming that the estate of the deceased has been cleared of debts and all taxes and duties paid, the duty of the administrator is to distribute the property among those to whom it beneficially belongs. These persons are to be identified by the choice of law rules relating to succession and these rules may vary according to whether the estate consists of movables or immovables and whether the deceased left a will or died intestate. It is also necessary to examine the rules relating to the exercise of powers of appointment by will. Most foreign countries have...
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