dependent relative revocation

Definition of "dependent relative revocation"
  1. A legal principle stating that when a will's cancelation, removal, or invalidation relies on the formation of a new will, and this new will is either not finalized or is deemed invalid, then the initial will remains valid and enforceable
How to use "dependent relative revocation" in a sentence
  1. The ruling was based on the doctrine of dependent relative revocation since the new will was never finalized.
  2. After the court declared the second will invalid, the dependent relative revocation doctrine kept the original in effect.
  3. Due to the principle of dependent relative revocation, the first will remained valid as the second will was never completed.

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