equitable election

Definition of "equitable election"
  1. An equitable election refers to the decision that a recipient of a benefit from a document, such as a will, must make. This decision involves choosing either to accept the benefit and disregard any disputes regarding the document, or to reject the benefit in order to contest the document
How to use "equitable election" in a sentence
  1. After their father's passing, both siblings faced an equitable election regarding the items listed in the will.
  2. The trustee explained that Mary had to make an equitable election before proceeding with legal actions against the will.
  3. Due to the discrepancies in the will, it was necessary for the beneficiary to consider an equitable election.

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