augmented estate

Definition of "augmented estate"
  1. Combined property of a deceased individual and their surviving spouse, along with any assets the deceased gave away shortly before death, which can be claimed by the spouse instead of what was directed in the will
How to use "augmented estate" in a sentence
  1. Despite the will's instructions, she opted for the augmented estate to ensure fair distribution.
  2. The law of some states allows a surviving spouse to claim the augmented estate.
  3. He decided to claim his spouse's augmented estate rather than following the will.

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