Uniform Simultaneous Death Act


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Uniform Simultaneous Death Act

Model legislation enacted in various forms in most U.S. states that provides for the estates of two or more intestate relatives who die at the same time. Under the Act, when two or more relatives die within 120 hours of each other, each is treated as having predeceased the other. For example, if a husband and wife die in the same car crash and either has a will (or its terms are not explicit), the husband and wife's relatives are equally entitled to their assets.
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