This diploma thesis examines the paragraphs 756-792 of the ABGB, which deal with the regulations of the legal portion. There is an explanation of the content of the provisions,as well as a consideration of literature and case law. Moreover, criticizing and agreeing opinions are presented and personal thoughts are included. The Austrian Civil Code exists since 1811 and many statutes have never changed since the beginning. Therefore, both substantial and linguistic aspects are often old-fashioned. In the sector of the law of succession, there was a big, fundamental reform because of the “Erbrechtsänderungsgesetz 2015 (ErbRÄG 2015)”,which modernized a huge part of the whole Civil Code. Also, the law of legal portion, which is the main interest of this paper, was completely changed regarding content and language. Nevertheless, there still are some shortcomings: Because of the speed of processing the reform, some need of change was overlooked. Moreover, the adaption of several alterations is not satisfying. Finally, due to the modernization, new problems developed and complications with the interpretation of some regulations occurred. To explain this “new” law of legal portion as clearly and understandably as possible for jurists, as well as for juristic laymen, there is a description of the content in the first part of this thesis. The provisions, as well as the working material of the statutes are discussed,opinions from literature are presented and examples from legal practice are given. The paper points out questions of doubt, problems of interpretation and confusions among linguistic aspects. Furthermore, the author sometimes declares her own view. In the second big part of the thesis, the concerning regulations are pictured in a tabular form, in order to give a clear overview. Next to the ruling provisions, the paper presents suggestions for linguistic improvements in this part, as well as alternatives regarding content and structure.