taking against the will
The choice of a surviving spouse to not accept whatever was left to him or her in the deceased spouse's will and to instead claim the share of the estate that is allowed by state law. (See also: elective share)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

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

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