simultaneous death clause

simultaneous death clause

Usually in wills made by husbands and wives, the clause says that if one does not survive the other by a certain time limit, usually 6 months, their properties will be disposed of in an alternative manner specified in the will.

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However, it is possible to reverse the statutory presumption by inserting in the policy a so-called "reverse simultaneous death clause." This clause would provide that, if the order of death cannot be determined, it will be presumed that the insured died first.
This so called "reverse simultaneous death clause" nullifies the effects of a statutory presumption that the noninsured died first.
Planning hints: Simultaneous death clauses frequently are not carefully considered in drafting and reviewing wills.
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