German Civil law
The German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch German or BGB) is the civil code of Germany. His writing began in 1881, and entered into force on January 1, 1900, considering him a draft cutting edge for its time.
The BGB has served as a source for civil legislation of other countries of continental tradition, such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Greece, among others.
Structure: The BGB contains five books.
- 1.La General Party (Allgemeiner Teil) covering paragraphs 1-240, comprising the regulation elements that have consequences in other parts of civil law.
- 2. The law of obligations (Recht der Schuldverhältnisse) covering paragraphs 241 to 853, and describes the different contracts or obligations in general, including the law applicable to civil liability.
- 3. The law of property ( "Sachenrecht"), paragraphs 854 to 1296, which regulates the possession, ownership and other rights, and the different ways of acquiring them.
- 4. The Family Law ( "Familienrecht"), paragraphs 1297-1921, which is related to marriage, parentage and other family relationships.
- 5. Inheritance Law ( "Erbrecht"), which governs the treatment of assets of deceased persons, including the requirements and effects of will (transmissions mortis causa).