Predecease

To die before the testator/testatrix

The word predecease arises in the context of making a will and the issue in particular is what will happen to a bequest in the event that the beneficiary dies before the person making the will.  The answer is that the bequest will lapse and is of no effect unless a gift over in the event of the beneficiary dying is included in the will for example 'if any of my children should predecease me their share shall pass to their children equally...'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This word arises in the context of will making and gives rise to an important question, namely, what happens to a bequest made in a will if the person entitled dies before the person making the will.  The answer the bequest lapes and is of no effect.  Common bequests or legacies or to the testor/testatrix's own children so often we see that any problems or anticipated by including a gift in the event that a perosn predeceases the person leaving the legacy for example 'if any of my children predecease me, their share will go to their children equally...'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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