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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.
The personal representative may similarly serve a copy of the notice on any devisee under another will or heirs or others who claim or may claim an interest in the estate.
(185) For a court to give effect to such a memorandum, the memorandum must be expressly referenced in the will, in the handwriting of the testator or signed by the testator, and "describe the items and the devisees with reasonable certainty." (186) The memorandum need not be in existence at the time of will execution.
interested in the property as an heir or devisee. Ratifying a conflicted
An heir or devisee of a residential property cannot transfer it for commercial purposes without authorization from the State and, in the case of an allocated land use right, the assessment of a fee for converting the allocated land use right to a transferable granted land use right.
503, 506 n.1 (1947) (upholding a California statute that required a reciprocal right of inheritance in the devisee's nation before the devise would be made to a foreign national).
394, 406 (1897) (The Court noted that the privilege would survive the testator in a claim by a third party, but not between devisees, where none could rightfully claim a privilege to the exclusion of the others).
However, the plaintiffs claimed that limiting the class of devisees who can take prohibits Native American landowners from conveying their land by descent and devise.
For an early statement of the argument, see Cunningham's Devisees v.
Carcha, deceased; heirs or devisees of estate of Ajit S.
Similarly, whatever the technicalities of concept and terminology, the interests the revocable-trust beneficiaries will receive on the death of the settlor should, generally at least, receive the same treatment and should be subject to the same rules of construction as the 'expectancies' of devisees. (15)
The estate was adversarial by operation of law, in seeking to marshal and preserve the assets of the estate for the appropriate legatees and devisees as required by law.