election under the will
- 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
- Despite the specific conditions in her husband's will, she decided to make an election under the will to safeguard her financial future.
- He made an election under the will, choosing to follow the state law and claim a percentage of his late wife's estate.
- To avoid the restrictions outlined in the will, she pursued an election under the will as allowed by state laws.