simultaneous death act


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simultaneous death act

n. a statute in effect in most states which provides that if a husband and wife or siblings die in an accident in which they died at the same moment or it cannot be determined who died first, it is presumed that each died before the other for determining inheritance. (See: descent and distribution)

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Chapters cover such topics as Power of Attorney Act, International Wills Act, Intestacy, Wills and Donative Transfers, Nonprobate Transfers on Death Act, Trustee Powers Act, Simultaneous Death Act and TOD Security Registration Act.

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