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devise

A transfer of real property by virtue of the provisions in a will. Contrast with descent, which is a transfer by virtue of statutory provisions controlling ownership of real estate when one dies without a will.
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Under the draft regulations, an heir or devisee would have to wait approximately four months after the decedent's death before obtaining title to any property left to them.
311) A transfer of real property to multiple persons in other cases creates a tenancy in common unless the deed or will expressly states "that the grantees or devisees shall take the land as joint tenants.
301) This is sound drafting advice for any will as it identifies heirs and devisees by name and reduces perpetuity problems inherent in generalized dispository language.
Supreme Court indicated that some restrictions on the class of devisees could be constitutional.
As a more specific example, a devisee may obtain a declaratory judgment that a probated will entitles the devisee to a specific percentage of the net estate.
We can advise the owner or devisee if the property is managed well, or how to increase the return from a property even if the existing management is adequate.
Springfield; Does 3-4, being the unknown heirs and devisees of Ronald Ray Warner; Erick Quick- Warner; and Brody Quick- Warner: Plaintiff alleges breach of contract.
It follows that voluntary disclosure of communications, documents, or other information, whatever its source, is forbidden, even if the client has had the lawyer furnish copies to devisees or others, unless an exception to the rule applies.
The bequest would not result in IRI) to the taxpayer's estate if still open at the time of the exercise, nor to the taxpayer's heirs or devisees if closed at that time.
Thus, if the residuary devisees are required to survive the testator by six months, but none of them survive by that period, the residuary will pass by intestacy unless the will provides otherwise.
The memorandum also states that under New York and New Jersey law (and the laws of many other states), title to real property passes directly from the decedent to the heirs and devisees.