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.
However, article 1049 Civil Code provides that when it comes to money, valuables or securities, specialized institutions will not be able to proceed to the delivery of the legacy covering the above, except by judgment or heir certificate which prove the validity of the testamentary disposition and the quality of legatee, the provisions relating to report and reduction being applicable.
Australia does not have in place a Charter or Bill of Rights, and the various pieces of antidiscrimination legislation in existence do not apply to or restrict freedom of testamentary disposition.
Berg, the author concludes, was correctly decided, its reasoning squaring with longstanding deference towards the freedom of testamentary disposition, even for individuals with diminished capacity and mental delusions.
under a certain age can not make a testamentary disposition of property,
Accordingly every legal disposition made by a person during an illness immediately preceding his death, with the object of making a gift, is deemed to be a testamentary disposition and must be governed by the rules applicable to wills.
Testamentary disposition and marital contracts require the forms prescribed by the law of succession and marital property law.
1) Subject to the provisions of this section, copyright shall be transmissible as movable property by assignment, testamentary disposition or operation of law.
To the extent a testamentary disposition has been "unduly" caused or influenced (oftentimes by one outside the normal order of succession), the will is invalid and thus one's close familial relations are recognized in the intestate distribution scheme and protected from disinheritance.
2703 requirements--namely, it was (1) binding during life and after death, (2) entered into for bona-fide business reasons, (3) was not a substitute for a testamentary disposition and (4) its terms were comparable to those of similar arrangements entered into at arm's length.