Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A statute in effect in most states that helps determine inheritance among beneficiaries who die at the same time. The statutes provide that if spouses, siblings, or other beneficiaries die simultaneously, or if it cannot be determined who died first, then it is presumed that each died before the other.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:24 pm