descent and distribution

Definition of "descent and distribution"
  1. The process and regulations for distributing a deceased person's estate, either through their estate plan or intestate laws if no plan was in place
How to use "descent and distribution" in a sentence
  1. Due to his unexpected death, his property went under descent and distribution.
  2. The lawyer explained the stages of descent and distribution to his client's beneficiaries.
  3. Many individuals hire estate planning lawyers to avoid complications in descent and distribution.

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