Article 2170. Enforcement of the unworthiness to inherit by avoidance
(1) Unworthiness to inherit is enforced by avoidance of the acquisition of the inheritance.
(2) Avoidance is admissible only after the devolution of the inheritance. Avoidance may be effected as against a subsequent heir as soon as the inheritance has devolved upon the prior heir.
(3) Avoidance may be effected only within the periods specified in Article 2211.
Origin of the regulation: §2340 BGB