specific bequest

specific bequest

n. the gift in a will of a certain article to a certain person or persons. Example: "I give my diamond engagement ring to my niece, Sophie." (See: will, bequest)

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Specifically, Charles Bogar argued that the probate court erroneously concluded that a specific bequest of "the real estate (the Property) ...
Careful consideration is required when designating specific beneficiaries to receive specific assets--any tax is paid from the remainder of the Estate, not the recipient of the specific bequest.
Preparation pointer: A specific bequest of a partnership interest to a particular heir does not cause a termination of the partnership because the transfer from the estate to the beneficiary is not treated as a distribution of the interest for estate tax purposes (Sec.
to pay for the back surgery of the decedent's nurse; the decedent's funeral and estate administration expenses, debts, nursing services before the decedent died, a specific bequest under the decedent's will; and estate taxes of approximately $3 million).
The first question is important in the sense that it may tell us to exercise cautions on drawing hard conclusions from any specific bequest motive.
Wills that were written by the testators themselves or spoken in the presence of other persons, show specific bequest patterns compared to wills written by other persons (Tables 2 and 3).
"People are asking about it - but we won't know exactly how much will go to exactly how many people until all the final numbers are calculated." Her fellow neighbour David Smith, 81, will miss out on a specific bequest because he retired to the village less than 20 years ago - but was delighted by other donations to village life.
In some states, absent an express direction to the contrary, when specific property is left to an individual (a "specific bequest"), any debt on that property will not be paid off.
You may provide for the Foundation by a specific bequest or by a percentage of the property remaining after all other bequests have been made.
In her last will and testament she provided for a specific bequest of $150,000 for her son, a U.S.
* The daughter received a specific bequest of a fee simple interest in her mother's property under the mother's will;
In order to qualify as a specific bequest the amount of money or the identity of the property must be ascertainable under the terms of a testator's will at the date of death.

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