forced heir

Definition of "forced heir"
  1. An individual who is legally protected from being excluded from inheritance except under conditions specified by law
How to use "forced heir" in a sentence
  1. Under the forced heir concept, the will cannot completely disinherit the deceased's children.
  2. Louisiana is one of the few states to follow the forced heir tradition in its succession laws.
  3. The law makes exceptions for public policy purposes, allowing certain grounds for a forced heir to be disinherited.

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