deadhand control


deadhand control
An attempt to keep property in the hands of chosen family members or organizations through ownership interests that vest far into the future. In the law of wills and estates, deadhand control is restricted to lives in being at the time the will is executed, plus 21 years. (This is known as the rule against perpetuities.)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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

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  • Dead Hand (nuclear war) — This article is about the Cold War nuclear control system. For the non fiction book, see The Dead Hand. Dead Hand (Russian: Система Периметр, Systema Perimetr)[1], known also as Perimeter,[2] is a Cold War era nuclear control system used by the… …   Wikipedia


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