family allowance

Definition of "family allowance"
  1. Funds allocated to immediate family from a deceased person's assets, determined by state law, which are used for their support during the estate probate process
How to use "family allowance" in a sentence
  1. The family allowance provided a financial cushion for John's wife and children during the probate process.
  2. Since their father's state had a generous family allowance, the children were financially stable during probate.
  3. Upon their mother's passing, they received a family allowance to help uphold their living standards during the probate.

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