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Frequently asked questions > Asset protection > The virtual patrimony > What are the rules that apply to the virtual patrimony in case of death?

What are the rules that apply to the virtual patrimony in case of death?

The rules of succession law as regards the passing on of the deceased's assets and liabilities, whether he died with or without a Will, fully apply to virtual assets, without any exception. At the level of succession law, virtual assets are treated in the same manner as if it were a tangible property like a house, the principles remaining the same.

Even if virtual assets were not the object of an express stipulation concerning them, they are part of the deceased' patrimony and they will be passed on to the heirs or legatees concerned. Thus, the heirs or liquidator of the succession will have all the necessary powers to make any request for passing on these assets to the benefit of the person that must receive them or still, to ask for the closing of an account and the destruction of the concerned data, subject to the rules established in such cases by the service providers of the deceased.

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