Statutory entitlement of statutory heirs
The statutory entitlement of statutory heirs is that statutory share of the estate of which a testator may not deprive his or her statutory heirs. Statutory heirs with a statutory entitlement are those persons who are named in the order of succession stipulated by statute (in particular, in contrast to heirs named by the testator himself or herself). Statutory heirs with a statutory entitlement include the testator’s children, parents, and surviving spouse or registered partner. The statutory entitlement for a child amounts to three quarters of his or her statutory succession rights, for the parents, one half, and for the surviving spouse or registered partner, likewise one half.
The statutory entitlement of statutory heirs is dealt with in Art. 471 of the Civil Code (Zivilgesetzbuch, ZGB).