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Toy Museum
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum
Kids en la web.com
Muky, Argentina Hotwheels
Garbage Pail Kids made in Argentina
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum Exhibit
Design Furniture for Art and Toy Exhibit
Juego del Sapo

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Collectibles found in Argentina
Art Glass

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Food & Wine
Eating Pizza in Buenos Aires
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Los Morteros Restaurant in Purmararca

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Toy Museum Forum
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum Forum

Food & Wine Photo Gallery
Curry in the Kitchen, Image Gallery
Los Morteros Restaurant in Purmararca
Food and Wine Argentina
Boutique Restaurant. La Florida Colonia Uruguay
Inside La Florida
Argentine food Asado name for Barbeques
See Picture Image Gallery for, Asado
Hesperidina is Argentinas most famous aperitif.
Eating Pizza at Las Cuartetas

Art for Sale Gallery
J Viski oil painting for sale
Leopoldo Torres Aguero oil painting for sale
Religious Painting of South America & Argentina
Image Photo Gallery for Quintanilla, Alberto.
Francisco Adaro, up coming artist mural artist
Monique Rozanes is a brilliant contemporary artist.
Spisso Liberato was a great Argentinean artist
Francisco Adaro, erotic art.
Francisco Adaro
Relegoius Art for sale
Viski Largest World Picture Gallery
Vito Campanella Art Argentina
Leopoldo Torres Aguero and Monique Rozanes
Contemporary Art Argentina
iArtdealer 5 square meters Art Gallery
Jorge Luis Garay in Dean Funes
Jorge Luis Garay

Insulator Photo Gallery
Glass Insulator Argentina
Porcelain Insulator Argentina
French Insulator only found in Argentina
Silver or Grey Insulators made in Argentina
Insulators out in the Wild
Insulators found along the roads in Argentina

Books Review and for Sale
Book on Lighthouses in Argentina
Book on Steam Train in Argentina
Book on Shipwrecks around Argentina,South Atlantic
Book on Soccer - Football Trading Cards, Argentina
Guide Book on Trading Cards Argentina
Book on Highway Route 40
Book on Pop Star Diva Susana Gimenez
Book on Buby,diecast toys made in Argentina.
Book on Art Fileteado
Kaiser, Ika Industries Argentina
The legend of Time Travel

Photo Gallery For Art Dealer
Vito Campanella
Leopoldo Torres Aguero and Monique Rozanes
Arte BA 2006 Argentina
Francisco Adaro, up coming artist from Argentina
Francisco Adaro
Francisco Adaro,erotic art.
J Viski,Janos Viski. 1891- 1961 Hungary Photo Gallery
Cloudio Giannini, Argentina
Jorge Luis Garay Dean Funes

Toy Museum Picture Gallery
My Little Pony, Argentina Photo Gallery
Buby Photo Book, Photo Gallery
Strawberry Shortcake, Frutillitas made in Argentina Photo Gallery
Toy Tractors & Farm Toys,Argentina.Photo Gallery
The Giants Attacking You , Los Titanes de Atakan, CD.Photo Gallery
Super Powers, Super Amigos, Argentina.Photo Gallery
Robot's from Argentina. Image Gallery
Batman CollectiblesPhoto Gallery
Buby Die cast, Sample Photo Gallery
Toy Soldier, Lead & Plastic Photo Gallery
Mazinger Z Argentina, Photo Gallery
Duravit Indian Rubber, Photo Gallery
Buby Estanciera IKA Die cast, Photo Gallery
The Incredibles in Argentina Photo Gallery
Estanciera IKA by Buby re painted model
Kaiser Frazer Willy Station Wagon
Gallery of Robot & Space Toys made in Argentina
Kaiser Frazer Carabela Manhattan, made in Argentina
Art and Toy Museum Exhibit Furniture
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum Picture Gallery
Robots and Space Toys made in Argentina
Gallery Nights, BAC and The Buenos AIres Toy Museum

Carnival Glass Photo Gallery
Carnival Glass made in Argentina

Bob Frassinetti Video & Photo Gallery
Bob Frassinetti in the news
Cultura Cero
Profile of a Journalist
Bob's Photo Album
Cheap Hotels
Cheap Hotels World Wide
Documentary, The Masters of the Universe
Video Bob Frassinetti
Bob Frassinetti Photo Album
Bob Frassinetti and Lonely Planet Guide Books
Fire Places and Chimneys
Hanky Panky

Buenos Aires Architecture Video & Photo Gallery
Architecture, Buenos Aires. Argentina
Bridges in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires Buildings and Sights
Pilar Church Recolecta
Recoleta Cemetery Buenos Aires
Recoleta Cemetery Buenos Aires
Palermo Hollywood and Soho, Buenos Aires
Palermo Hollywood Part Two
Down Town Buenos Aires
Down Town buildings, shops , art galleries, hotels and more
Art and Light Lighthouses

Lighthouse & Shipwrecks Video & Photo Gallery
Lighthouse at Medanos Point
Helmets of the Deep Collectibles
Jose Ignacio, near Punta del Este, Uruguay
Walking around Colonia, Urugauy
Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay.
Lighthouse on Martin Garcia Island
Lighthouses Argentina.
East Point Lighthouse Uruguay, Punta del Este.
Perlas Islands Submarine,the true story
Lighthouses in Argentina & Uruguay
Art and Light Lighthouses

Steam Tractor & Old Tractor Photo Gallery
Steam Tractors,found in Argentina
Old Tractor's Made in Argentina
Old Tractors found in Uruguay
Lanz Bulldog and the Pampa Tractor from Argentina
Antique German Tractors from South America
David Brown 50D Found and Sold
British Made Steam Train Crane 1900's
Old Patagonia Express La Trochita Photo Gallery

Trains in Argentina Photo Gallery
The Old Patagonia Express
Trains in Argentina
Train Tours for Argentina

Photo Gallery on Buenos Aires,San Telmo as well as other Flea Markets
San Telmo Flea Market, Image Gallery
Down Town Buenos Aires,Image Gallery
Railway Station Flea Market, Image Gallery
Mercado de las Pulgas Buenos Aires

Collectibles Photo Gallery
Enamel Advertising Signs found in Argentina,Image Gallery.
Vintage Telephone Equipment found in Argentina, Image Gallery
Helmets of the Deep Collectibles
Royal Doulton found in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Glass Candy Containers made in Argentina
Picture Image Gallery for Vintage real photos from Argentina.Old photos
First Day Covers Argentina
Diving Helmet Argentina
Ford Falcon Made in Argentina

The Land of Fire,the End of The World
The Land of Fire: The Wondera. The Story begins.Image Gallery
The Wondera, the strange and enicmatic old man

Vintage & Old Cars
Estanciera IKA, Jeep Willy vesrion made in Argentina
Torino Car designed in Argentina
Siam Di Tella, was a trademark company in Argentina
Fiat 1100 Argentina
Rambler made by Kaiser here in Argentina
Fiat 1500 Berlina made in Argentina
Fiat 1500 Coupe
Argentine Kaiser Carabela, see image of this rare Argentine Kaiser
Vintage Cars from Argentina or Uruguay
Kaiser Funeral Car made in Argentina
Carabela Kaiser IKA Argentina,
Rally Car Project in Argentina
Old Vintage Cars from Argentina and Uruguay
Old Cars and Old Tractors found in Uruguay
Classic Car Show San Telmo
Car Show 2006 Argentina
Club Ford Argentina

Art and Antique Tours for Dealers
Lonely Planet and Bob Frassinetti
Mad Dog Antiques & Maudlin travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina
ArtDealer and Pascal Debusschere from Paris,France.
Bob Frassinetti as your Personal Shopper
Giuseppe Pirone
Dr Jenny Fortune
Diana's Bobo lodge. Bed & Breakfast in San Isidro
Valeria del Mar. Pinamar
Father and Mother Christmas from the USA visiting Argentina

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Tour 2011 Bob Frassinetti
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Royal Road Camino Real
Travel Argentina
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Art and Antiques Tour
Antiques Bronze and marble Sculptures
Accommodation for Art & Antique Dealers In Argentina

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Real Estate in Argentina
Real Estate VillaTulumba Gallery Museum Project
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Palermo Hollywood, Real Estate Investment

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Route 40 Photo Gallery Patagonia & all Argentina
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Chile
Santiago Chile for Art, Design and Antiques
The Big Island of Chiloe Chile and its Churches
Antique German Tractors found in Chile
Photo Travel Information for Patagonia Chiloe Chile
Real Estate for Sale in Chiloe Chile
The Museum of Modern Art in Chiloe Chile
Jose Trivino
Lighthouses in Chile
The Big Island of Chiloe Chile Travel Tips

Uruguay
Art and Antiques in Uruguay
Food and Wine in Uruguay
My travels with Pascal and Michele in Uruguay


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Everthing on Arts and Antiques from Argentina
Travel Guide for Art and Antiques in Argentina
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum, Argentina
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Thursday, 27 May 2010
Chat LIVE with Bob Frassinetti
Topic: Bob Frassinetti

 

Chat LIVE with Bob Frassinetti, we can talk abouy Arts and antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally  2009, 2010 and now for a 3erd time, 2011, and now we are “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of  Cordoba” Real Estate Investment  ........  Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996 

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Monday, 24 May 2010
Photos on Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
Topic: Bob Frassinetti

 

Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer, curator, and developer as well as  free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally 2009, 2010 and for a 3erd time, 2011, curator and investor in the “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” a unique Real Estate Investment here in Argentina. Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996

Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South America. Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Buenos Aires 2010

Argentina

 

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Updated: Monday, 24 May 2010 2:17 PM
Saturday, 22 May 2010
MercadoLibre in all South America
Topic: Auction Mercado Libre

eBay and MercadoLibre with Bob Frassinetti

Work with me from eBay and all the way with Mercado Libre here in Argentina as well as other Countries in South America.

 
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Welcome to Travel Argentina for Antiques and Art
Welome art and antique dealers and travellers looking for information on Buenos Aires and all Argentina,...eBay Group ptrdd this link: Travel Argentina for Antiques and Art with Bob Frassinetti

Location:  La Lucila, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born/ Birthday:  24 February, 1955
Bio:  My name is Roberto Dario Frassinetti. Art & Antique Dealer & Journalist. My friends all call me Bob Frassinetti. ( ex Mount St. Mary's College (UK) ) I in my early fifties and because I love art and antiques Ie been developing several collectibles oriented projects and Developments

 

Buy on line on eBay’s affiliate here in Argentina and other South America countries, MercadoLibre….  

 

Bob Frassinetti Arts and Antiques Team Procedure & Fees

Welcome! We buy items on MercadoLibre in all South America auction sites/online shops on your order. All you have to do is to tell us what you want, where it is and we will do all the work for you. Enjoy exploring for rare items in South America!

Procedure:
Please send us an email with the website link of the item (either on auction sites or on regular online shops) and the maximum price you are willing to pay for the item. We will try to get the item for you. If we get the item successfully, we will ask you to pay for the fees (commission, and cost of the item). As soon as we confirm your payment, we will contact the seller. We'll let you know the cost of the shipment (international either local mail, to Fed Express UPS or even direct Air Freight or Cargo) an aprox before purchasing the item. Pay for the shipment. And the item is on the way!

Fees:
Commission: go from as low as 5% to a 10%, 20, 30% of the item price and up, all depends what’s its cost, it’s not the same work to buy you a “trading card” to buying you a “Old Steam Engine” or a “Vintage Car or Motorcycle” or a condominium in “Buenos Aires, Punta del Este or Villa de Tulumba”.
The actual cost: the item, plus domestic shipment (by whatever means available and recommended), and plus then international shipment (converted into US dollar or the Euro, using our specified exchange rate). More Information email us, Bob Frassinetti and the Buenos Aires Art and Antique Team: admin@frassinetti.com  

 

Interests:  The first project: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum, I began to work on was the oy museum I found myself finding in flea markets, fairs and old toy shops beautiful and rare toys made in Argentina about which there was no information available. I looked everywhere until I found out that I couldn find it ause it didn exist. All the amazing Argentine made toys I collected were made during the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, and unlike other countries in the world who worry about their history and cultural legacy, we s a society- have let them in forget. So at the same time I collected vintage and antique toys I began to develop a research group who was in charge of finding all loose pieces available to complete the puzzle of the Argentinean toy industry history. The result has been so far not only encouraging but amazing, for besides of understanding the true nature of some of our most marvellous items, Ie had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing many of the most outstanding Argentinean industrials. The Museum has grown ever since I blended the objects with the information about them. And it has become to be the first virtual museum on Argentinean toys in the country and in Latin America. The feedback wee received throughout these incredible years of hard and hearted work have gave us strength and passion to keep on developing what so far is has come to be a brilliant idea. At the same time the Museum grew and I began to discover the richness in Argentina cultural and social history through means of one of its material productions: toys. A ticking question my toy oriented research unveiled was that every culture reflexes their vision of the world through their objects, and I found out that many American models that were been produced in Argentina were been adapted to the Latin American cultural public. So I began to wonder about how an immigrant built country objects would reflect this, and it has been quite a great surprise, the blend of the indigenous, colonial and immigrant cultures is superb down here and the objects these past generations have left us are outstanding. This is how ArtDealer,The Buenos Aires ArtDealer, as a cultural and collectibles project began. My initial knowledge of art and antiques, and my experience with cultural research at the Museum were the foundation for Art Dealer to begin to grow. At the same time, as I kept on travelling through the bewitching scenarios of the beautiful Argentina I began to understand a bit more about that eclectic and gorgeous culture that intrigued me so much about the objects of our forefathers. Precious treasures. Hidden under the everyday life chores. To me this has been a discovering experience that has filled me with joy, and keeps on surprising me every day as a young child who begins to open up to the world marvels. When Argentina, during the 2001 crisis, began to open up to travellers from all over the world, who were coming to discover this wonderful place, I thought I had to share my experience with those who cherished culture, travelling, and discovering as much as I did. I also thought that if I were to travel overseas I love to do it the way the saying says: When in Rome, you do what Romans doand nothing better than a Roman to show you how. To share my knowledge and discoveries, I design custom made tours, not only ause I like to work on a personal basis, but because I deeply believe each of us is unique and has different interests and passions and mass produced standard culture leaves out ome times- very important things. And for Buenos Aires, as every other metropolis has something to offer to each and every one of us, likewise Argentina. Seven years have gone by now since Ie began to picture this broad cultural project, and each and every one of the days Ie worked to develop my idea have been amazing, with its ups and downs, inputs and changes of direction. I very glad and grateful to be able to do what I love most and to be able to share it with others who, as myself find this lifetime experience unique and beautiful. 
 

 

Favorite Links
All about Art and Antiques as well as travel information for Buenos Aires and Argentina
The Buenos Aires Toy Museum, Argentina
The Buenos Aires Art Dealer

 

As well as Auction Tours here in Buenos Aires and all around Argentina.

 

 

 Auctions in Buenos Aires are a great option for collectors
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Auctions in Buenos Aires are a great option for collectors, antique dealers and gallery owners from around the globe.

The fact that Latin American art is growing worldwide in terms of prestige and acceptance is clear to us all. During the late 90s it was Christie’s auction house the pioneer who saw the market evolution line in the world of Latin American Art, antiques and collectibles. Back then the major and oldest auction house in the world and Argentina’s finest and most traditional auction house Naon, joined ventures to work in the local market. Since then, several auctioneers from around the globe began to work in the country. Sotheby’s owns an auction house in Buenos Aires, working very well. Local auctioneers such as Arroyo Gallery, Roldan, Bullrich, Banco Ciudad auctions, Sarachaga –just to mention some- are working strongly in the local and international scene.

The fact that Argentine and Latin American artists are highly appreciated world wide together with the fact that Argentina beholds a rich collection of consecrated European and American artists, makes of this place a really appealing market for art lovers and dealers from all over the planet.

Since Christie’s first auctions of Latin American for 2.5 million dollars in the early 1980s to the record sales in 1994 with 28 million dollars in auctions, the Latin Art is growing.

In November 1996, Antonio Berni, Argentine painter of great name opened
the world market for native artists, when he sold his “The immigrants” painting for over half a million dollars.

This week, Sotheby’s monthly bulletin reads: “Sotheby's year-end total for Latin American Art reached a record $28,263,000 - the highest amount of any auction house in the history of the field. Buoyed by the excellent quality of the works on offer, along with realistic estimates and an ever-widening group of buyers, the market for Latin American Art clearly increased its strength in 2005. From Colonial to Contemporary Art, from South to North America, this year's total set records that point to deep international interest across the wide range of movements and artists that comprise the overall Latin American Art market”.

To buyers around the globe, Latin American auction houses are appearing more appealing by the minute, not only for the broader of the options, but also for the favorable exchange rates with European and American currencies.

All in all, buying art and antiques in South America and Argentina in particular isn’t free of rules and paperwork to handle. There are specific regulations to follow, licenses are required and know how involved in acquiring and exporting art.

Art dealer has a specialized team that handles everything in terms of art, collectibles and antiques auctions, and shopping, hunting and customized touring services. The planning begins before you arrive to the city, with conversations, directions and market research of the style, art and antiques you’re looking for. From the minute you arrive to Buenos Aires we handle everything from picking you up in the airport, hotel reservations, auctions scheduling, hunts to off the path markets and fairs, discounts, shipping and handling all the paper work regarding the exporting of the works.
This is a great opportunity to work with and take advantage, but the best way to take the most out of it is by planning and working in advance.

For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectibles as well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti

 

Bob Frassinetti, art and antique dealer, curator, and developer as well as  free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, Dakar Rally 2009, 2010 and for a 3erd time, 2011, curator and investor in the “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” a unique Real Estate Investment here in Argentina. Travelling for Art and Antiques"   and I have been on line since 1996

Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South America. Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Buenos Aires 2010

Argentina

 

 


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Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Inheritance tax and law i Argentina
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 Inheritance tax and law

INHERITANCE TAX

There are no inheritance or gift taxes in Argentina, except for an inheritance tax levied on properties located in the province of Buenos Aires.

What inheritance laws apply in Argentina?

Argentine law governs inheritance of property in Argentina in most cases.

Pursuant to the Argentine National Constitution, international treaties preempt domestic law. Hence, the starting point of analysis for cross border inheritance law is international treaty application. However, only two treaties are relevant for such analysis (i.e., the Treaties on International Civil Law (Montevideo) of 1889 and 1940), and given their limited territorial application, their provisions are not discussed here. Although Argentina signed the 1989 Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Succession of the Estates of Deceased Persons, this convention is not yet effective, and has had a low rate of acceptance. Argentina has not signed the 1961 Hague Convention on the Conflicts of Laws relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions.
If we then look into domestic law, the Argentine Civil Code provides that succession to the estate of a deceased person is governed by the law of the state of the decedent’s domicile at the time of death, regardless of the inheritors’ nationality. The Civil Code further provides that the same law governs the content and validity of wills.
Nonetheless, the Civil Code implies an important exception to the general rule that the law of the decedent’s domicile governs inheritance. Title to real property located in Argentina may only be passed according to Argentine law. Courts and commentators have disputed whether this provision applies only to conveyance of title between living persons or also to succession to a deceased person’s estate. A majority of court decisions have generally held that any transfer of title to real property located in Argentina, either between living persons or by inheritance (testate or intestate) is governed by Argentine law. For reasons explained below, this exception is especially relevant because of the statutory reserved portions provided by Argentine law.
Inheritance issues involving non-resident foreigners’ property are normally decided by the same court hearing inheritance issues concerning Argentine nationals and resident foreigners. Inheritance issues are dealt with by the provincial courts (i.e., not by the Federal judiciary). Under Argentina’s Federal constitutional scheme, each province has organized its own judiciary. For example, in the city of Buenos Aires inheritance issues are dealt with by civil courts hearing matters of civil law with economic content (as opposed to civil courts hearing family issues).
The length of inheritance proceedings varies according to the complexity of the case. A straightforward case (e.g., with few assets located in urban areas and no minors involved) can take approximately five to six months, from its commencement to the recording of the heirs’ title at the relevant registries.

Argentine law applies the principle of “forced heirs”.

Although valid wills are enforceable in Argentina, the Civil Code applies the principle of “forced heirs” (herederos forzosos) to assure spouses, children and certain other persons a minimum share in the estate of which they cannot be deprived without cause. “Cause” for disinheritance is limited to those stated by the Civil Code (e.g., attempted murder of the testator) and must be specifically invoked in the will). Hence, a testator’s disposition of assets is subject to the statutory minimum afforded to forced heirs. With one exception, the persons entitled to a reserved portion are the same persons as the statutory heirs designated by the Argentine Civil Code to receive an inheritance when the decedent dies intestate.
The statutory heirs of an intestate are:
  • Decedent survived only by children: The children take the entire estate. If any of the children has pre-deceased the decedent, the share of that child passes to his issue, who take per stirpes (i.e., they take by representation the share that their parent would have inherited if living).
  • Decedent survived by ascendants (i.e., lineal relatives in the ascending line): The ascendants take only if the decedent is not survived by issue. In this case, each generation excludes the further one (e.g., if the decedent is survived by one or both of his parents, no share in the estate passes to the decedent’s grandparents).
  • Decedent survived by a spouse and children: The spouse and children all take the estate per capita, except for the marital property corresponding to the decedent, which passes only to the children (please see below for the definition of marital and non-marital property under Argentine law).
  • Decedent survived by a spouse and ascendants: The surviving spouse takes one half of the decedent’s non-marital property and one half of the decedent’s marital property. The remainder of the estate passes to the ascendants.
  • Decedent survived by a spouse and no issue or ascendants: The spouse takes the entire estate.
  • Decedent not survived by issue, ascendants or a spouse: The estate passes to relatives within the fourth degree of collaterality (i.e., (i) siblings of the decedent and their issue until grand-nephews/nieces, and (ii) cousins of the decedent). Between siblings of whole and half blood, the latter receive half of the share of the whole-blooded siblings.

If the decedent made a will, the Argentine Civil Code grants to the foregoing heirs, except for the collateral relatives, a statutory right to “reserved portions” of the estate. Thus, dispositions by a will to: (a) heirs in excess of their reserved portions (when they are entitled to such portions), or (b) other parties, cannot exceed the residue of the estate (i.e., the part of the estate in excess of the reserved portion). Furthermore, a testator cannot impose encumbrances or conditions on the reserved portions; any such encumbrance or condition will simply be ignored.
The reserved portions are as follows:
  1. Children: 4/5 of all assets existing at the time of the testator’s death and of those donated by the testator during his life. Grandchildren and other lineal descendants take the same proportion (within the limits of the share of their immediate ascendant). The individual reserved portion of each child is obtained by dividing the total reserved portion by the number of children.
  2. Ascendants: 2/3 of the assets of the estate and of those donated by the testator during his life.
  3. Spouse, when there are neither descendants nor ascendants of the testator: 1/2 of the assets of the estate and of those donated by the testator during his life.

If the decedent is survived by heirs entitled to take in the distribution but with different reserved portions, the highest reserved portion applies globally. For example, if the decedent is survived by his or her spouse and children, the global reserved portion shall be of 4/5. Within such global reserved portion, the spouse and the children shall take as in an intestate succession.
If the net assets of the estate are sufficient to cover the reserved portion, the gifts made by the decedent during his lifetime shall be deemed made on account of the residue of the property (i.e., the assets of the estate outside the reserved portion), except when made to an heir entitled to a reserved portion, in which case said gifts shall be deemed to be an advancement of the heir’s share in the estate.
The testator is free to bequeath or devise to third persons or enhance the share of any statutory heirs, subject to the limits of the residue of the property.

Wills made in Argentina must be pursuant to the formalities of Argentine law.

Wills are unusual in Argentina, and are generally only made by wealthy individuals. Most people die intestate, in which case the rules on intestacy described above apply.
If made in Argentina, a will is only valid when made pursuant to the formalities provided by Argentine law. Thus, a will made by a foreigner in his country’s consulate in Argentina may not be considered valid by an Argentine court.
Under general principles contained in the Argentine Civil Code, a will made abroad is enforceable if it complies with the law of the place of its making. In addition, the Civil Code specifically provides that wills made by foreigners outside Argentina and of the country of their nationality are valid if the will complies with the formalities of the testator’s place of residence, the country of the testator’s nationality, or Argentina. Foreigners residing in Argentina may also make a valid will outside Argentina by signing it and having it attested at the relevant Argentine consulate. If valid according to the rules described in this paragraph and depending on its content and formalities of its making, some Argentine courts may require that the will made abroad be transcribed in a public deed (escritura pública) in Argentina at the start of the relevant probate proceedings.
As a result of the foregoing rules, there is no advantage for a foreigner who owns real property in Argentina to make a local will, other than to facilitate the court’s probate of the will. Testators should seek specific advice from Argentine legal counsel, as some forms of will (e.g., a nuncupative or mutual will), although valid pursuant to the rules mentioned in the prior paragraph, might prove difficult to enforce in Argentina.
The testator may appoint an executor of the will, but if there are heirs, the role of the executor will be limited to simply assuring that dispositions of the will are made as directed. The duties of an executor do not include defending the interests of the heirs.

An owner can transfer property as a gift at any time before death.

As an exception to this rule, a person cannot transfer as a gift property to his or her spouse during their marriage, or to his or her spouse’s children from a prior marriage, or to the persons from whom said children are legal heirs.
Even in cases outside this exception, if at the donor’s death a gift exceeds the residue of the estate (i.e., the part of the estate outside the reserved portion), the gift may be reduced. A legal action seeking reduction may be brought by the legal heirs of the donor existing at the time when the gift was made. If said heirs include descendants, descendants born after the gift was made are also entitled to obtain a reduction of the gift.
In case of gifts made by the donor during his lifetime to his legal heirs, they will be presumed an advance of the heirs’ share in the estate, unless the donor specifically states that the gift shall be deemed to have been made from the estate in excess of the reserved portion.
If a donor wants to avoid the risk of having the gift reduced after his death, he or she should, at a minimum, include in the instrument a statement to the effect that the gift is made from the estate in excess of the reserved portion. Even so, this will not prevent the reduction of the gift if it exceeds the residue of the estate exceeding the reserved portion.
A person planning to transfer real property located in Argentina as a gift should seek legal advice. Depending on the identity of the recipient, a gift may affect the marketability of the title conveyed.

Ownership of property is determined by Title Deeds.

In matters of real property ownership, Argentine law looks primarily to the title deeds and their recording with the relevant land registry.

Law governing marital rights.

The conflict of laws rules stated in the Argentine Civil Code provide that the marital property regime—in all that is not forbidden on matters of property by the law of the place where the assets are located—is governed by the law of the place of the first domicile of the couple after marriage. A subsequent change of domicile does not change the law applicable to the relationship between the spouses as to their assets, regardless of whether the assets were acquired before or after the change.
In the case of Argentine marital property rules, in general terms all assets acquired by the spouses after marriage are considered “marital property” (bienes gananciales), unless they were acquired as gifts. Each spouse is free to manage and dispose of the marital property acquired by him or her (in the case of the disposal of certain assets, such as real property, assent of the other spouse is required). Upon dissolution of the marriage, the marital property is divided and distributed by halves between the spouses. Other assets (i.e., those acquired before the marriage, or during the marriage as gifts) are considered “non-marital property” (bienes propios); they may be freely managed and disposed of by the individual spouse (except for real property where the spouses live, if they have minor or legally minor children), and remain with him or her after dissolution of the marriage.

Minors and others require a guardian.

Under Argentine law, unborn persons and minors cannot assume obligations and must be represented in court through their parents or through specially-appointed guardians. Persons declared mentally incompetent by an Argentine court or deaf-mute persons who cannot write will receive a court-appointed guardian. In some special cases (e.g., drug or alcohol addicts, people with minor mental deficiencies, spendrifts), a guardian may be appointed to represent a person only for disposition of assets, but not for their normal management.
In case of succession proceedings with heirs under legal age or incompetent, these heirs must be represented. In addition, a special public attorney for minors must be a party to the proceedings.

Argentine law compensates those who are deprived from a right to inherit by virtue of a foreign law.

The Argentine Civil Code provides that Argentine or foreign heirs residing in Argentina are entitled to take from assets of the estate located in Argentina a portion equal in value to the assets located abroad of which they were deprived by virtue of a foreign law or usage.
Thus, if a foreign citizen dies leaving assets in Argentina and in his home country, and a will disposes that person’s property in a manner depriving an heir who resides in Argentina of his statutory reserved portion by a cause not recognized by Argentine law, that heir may take property located in Argentina in an amount equal to his or her statutory reserved portion under Argentine law.

Source: Inheritance tax and law

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