Departmental Bulletin Paper 主債務を単独相続した保証人による債務の弁済と時効の中断
The Effect on Payment Where the Guarantor is the Sole Inheritor of a Debt

中山, 実郎  ,  ナカヤマ, ジツロウ  ,  Nakayama, Jitsuro

 A son had become guarantor of his father's debt. Then the father died and the son inherited the property. As a result of this sole inheritance, the son became both the guarantor of the debt and the party obliged to pay the debt! Many experts have been discussing what effect this would have on the father's debt for a long time. Recently, the Supreme Court ruled on just such a case. The article discusses their ruling on this interesting case.

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