inter vivos branch

inter vivos branch

A theory that is applied to transactions entered into during one's lifetime. Some legal principles have differing rules depending on whether property was disposed of during the owner's lifetime or by provisions in the owner's will. The rule that applies for lifetime transactions is called the inter vivos branch of the rule.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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