Per stirpes

Per stirpes – this term comes from Latin. It is used in the area of Inheritance Law in some legal systems, where details a provision implemented in a personal will, which provides how to be proceeded if the beneficiary, detailed the will dies before distribution of the assets, left by the decedent. For example, a person inherits their house in favor of their sister with the will, but additionally details that if the sister is dead at the time of opening the will, then the Title of the house should be given towards their nephew.

* Note it is advisable to consult with a lawyer who can draw your personal will so it won’t be disputed on a later stage due to any shortcomings or defects, or because not following the provisions of the Law for wills.

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