Uniform Simultaneous Death Act
A standard set of laws, enacted by some U.S. states, to deal with inheritance in the case that two people die simultaneously. The Act says that if two (or more) people die within 120 hours of each other, each is considered to have predeceased the other unless a will or other document specifies otherwise.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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  • Uniform Simultaneous Death Act — See Simultaneous Death Act …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Simultaneous Death Act — A Uniform State Law (adopted by most states) which provides that where passage of title to property depends upon the time of one s death, if there is insufficient evidence that persons have died otherwise than simultaneously, the property of each …   Black's law dictionary

  • Simultaneous Death Act — A uniform law which provides that where title to or the devolution of property depends upon priority of death and there is no sufficient evidence that the persons have died otherwise than simultaneously, the property of each person shall be… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Simultaneous death — is a problem of inheritance which occurs when two people, at least one of whom is entitled to part or all of the other s estate on their death (usually a husband and wife) die at the same time in an accident. Under the common law, if there was… …   Wikipedia

  • death — The cessation of life; permanent cessations of all vital functions and signs. Numerous states have enacted statutory definitions of death which include brain related criteria. For example, many states have adopted, sometimes with variations, the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • death — The cessation of life; permanent cessations of all vital functions and signs. Numerous states have enacted statutory definitions of death which include brain related criteria. For example, many states have adopted, sometimes with variations, the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • List of Uniform Acts (United States) — In the United States, a Uniform Act or Uniform Law is a proposed state law drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL). TOC Drafting of uniform acts In the United States, a Uniform Act or Uniform Law is a… …   Wikipedia

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