residuary estate

residuary estate
residuary estate see estate 3a

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

residuary estate
The property that remains in a deceased person's estate after all specific gifts are made, and all debts, taxes, administrative fees, probate costs, and court costs are paid. The residuary estate also includes any specific gifts under a will that fail or lapse. For example, Connie's will leaves her house and all its furnishings to Andrew, her VW bug to her friend Carl, and the remainder of her property (the residuary estate) to her sister Sara. She doesnt name any alternate beneficiaries. Carl dies before Connie. The VW bug becomes part of the residuary estate and passes to Sara, along with all of Connie's property other than the house and furnishings. Also called the residual estate or residue.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

residuary estate
England, Wales
The rest of a deceased person's estate, which is left after the payment of specific gifts, debts, funeral expenses and inheritance tax.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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