The reserved portion in Bulgaria

Article 28 of the Bulgarian inheritance law provides the existence of a legal portion within the testator’s legacy over which he may not infringe by his Last Will or by a donation pre mortis. The reserved portion corresponds to half of the statutory shares.

The testator may only dispose of the remaining assets.

The reserved portion may not be inherited or gifted. If such a disposal is made anyway, the heir who suffered from the unlawful disposition has certain specific civil actions. He is entitled, as stipulated by Article 30 of the Inheritance act, to require from the court that the disposition statements made either by the power of a Last Will or a donation/gift be reduced to the extent, necessary to supplement his reserved portion.