by operation of law


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by operation of law

A method of acquiring rights in real estate without any specific intention or even knowledge on the part of the owner. Spouses may gain rights through homestead, dower (widow's rights),curtesy (widower's rights), or community property statutes.

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BIR argued that the transfer of the real property was not entirely by operation of law since the merger agreement between PSPC and SPPC involve the voluntary act of the parties.
citizenship by operation of law, this is not going to be automatically entered into the Department of Homeland Security's files.
There is, however, nothing to stop a landlord and tenant effecting a surrender by operation of law, without any formal documents.
1992), a decision that allowed, under certain circumstances, the transfer of insurance coverage by operation of law.
On the commencement of a bankruptcy action, an automatic stay arises by operation of law.
Assets with named beneficiaries, such as an individual retirement account, are covered by operation of law as well; when the owner dies, the beneficiary immediately receives the asset.
Joshua Miguna lost his citizenship by operation of law upon acquiring of his Canadian citizenship," the CS says in an affidavit.
Because many foreign jurisdictions now have merger statutes that operate like those of the states, under which all assets and liabilities move by operation of law, the change in the definition of an A reorganization now allows transactions effected pursuant to these statutes to qualify as statutory mergers or consolidations for Sec.
It is possible that, as a result of AB 205's passage, millions of dollars in separate property were converted into community property by operation of law.