LAW 515-001 – Property I

Gift Causa Mortis


A gift causa mortis is one that gives the property immediately, subject to a condition subsequent of being terminated if:

  1. The donor changes his mind and revokes the gift.
  2. The donor does not actually die as a result of the particular peril that placed him in contemplation of imminent death.

If the donor dies without expressing an intention to revoke the fit, the gift becomes absolute.

Gifts causa mortis have the same requirements as an inter vivos gift.