election under the will

Definition of "election under the will"
  1. When a surviving spouse chooses to receive a predetermined percentage of the deceased spouse's estate, as defined by state law, rather than accepting a potentially lesser or conditionally tied amount specified in their will
How to use "election under the will" in a sentence
  1. Despite the specific conditions in her husband's will, she decided to make an election under the will to safeguard her financial future.
  2. He made an election under the will, choosing to follow the state law and claim a percentage of his late wife's estate.
  3. To avoid the restrictions outlined in the will, she pursued an election under the will as allowed by state laws.

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