marital portion

Definition of "marital portion"
  1. The fractional share from a deceased spouse's estate that a surviving spouse has the legal right to claim, provided the deceased spouse's estate is considerably larger than the surviving spouse's assets
How to use "marital portion" in a sentence
  1. Upon her husband's death, she exercised her right to claim the marital portion as he had a significantly larger estate.
  2. The widow could not claim the marital portion because her wealth was equivalent to her deceased husband's estate.
  3. The probate court determined the extent of the marital portion the wife was entitled to from her late husband's estate.

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