Dali’s exhumation marks new chapter in ongoing inheritance dispute

Spanish legal challenge shows the lengths some will go to for inheritance claims, says lawyer

10 Aug 2017

The exhumation of enigmatic artist Salvador Dali highlights the lengths some will go to when attempting to establish an inheritance claim, a factor that should be considered before engaging in litigation.

In June, a Madrid judge ordered the exhumation of the Spanish artist to determine whether 61-year-old fortune-teller Pilar Abel is Dali’s daughter and is therefore able to be recognised as his legal heir.

If confirmed as his child, Abel would be entitled to 25 per cent of the surrealist’s estate, which, upon his death at age 84, Dali bestowed to the Spanish state.

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