Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A certain amount of a deceased person's money to which immediate family members are entitled at the beginning of the probate process. The allowance is meant to help support the surviving spouse and children during the time it takes to probate the estate. The amount is determined by state law and varies greatly from state to state.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:16 pm