testamentary disposition


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testamentary disposition

n. how the terms of a will divide the testator's (will writer's) estate, including specific gifts to named beneficiaries. (See: will)

See: bequest, conveyance, demise
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Frankly we did our best to prevent such a testamentary disposition, and pointed out certain contingencies that might leave her daughter either penniless or not so free as she should be to act regarding a matrimonial alliance.
She was given to changing her mind as to her testamentary dispositions, now benefiting one, now another member of her family.
Dead Bodies, and said: "It is well settled that, in the absence of testamentary disposition to the contrary, a surviving spouse or next of kin has the right to the possession of the body of a deceased person for the purpose of burial, sepulcher or other lawful disposition which they may see fit.
A buyback provision involving family members has a high standard to meet to qualify as a business purpose agreement rather than a testamentary disposition.
He said: "I have come to the conclusion that the evidence does satisfy me that the deceased knew what was in the document and intended it to represent the final testamentary disposition of his estate.
The agreement must have been entered into for a bona fide business reason and not as a substitute for a testamentary disposition.
Upon the death of a married person, one-half of the property subject to the act is the property of the surviving spouse, and that half is not subject to testamentary disposition by the decedent or to distribution after the first deceased spouse's death under the laws of succession.
of a lawful relation over testamentary disposition is not prohibited by
The problem with this approach, however, is that a revocable trust is a testamentary disposition and F.
In Boggs, the Supreme Court held that ERISA preempts the testamentary disposition of a community property interest in undistributed pension funds.
Because the nonparticipant spouse cannot convey an interest in a pension plan by testamentary disposition, the participant's taxable estate will reflect a disproportionate share of community assets.