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Posts Tagged: remaindermen

The Duties of Remaindermen

Written by on Nov 3, 2009| Posted in: Estate Litigation

Duties of Remaindermen: sometimes beneficiaries have duties, too! Court Allows Claim for Establishment and Foreclosure of Equitable Lien My practice is frequently faced with inquiries regarding the rights of remaindermen.  A remainderman is the person who inherits or is entitled under the law to inherit property upon the termination of the estate of the former owner. Usually this occurs due to the death or termination of the former owner’s life estate, but this can also occur due to a specific notation in a trust passing ownership from one person to another. For example, if the owner of property makes a grant of that property “to John for life, and then to Jane,” Jane is entitled to a future interest, called a remainder, and is termed a remainderman. As is often the case, the remaindermen and the life estate owner don’t always get along.  Sometimes, the friction is caused by what […]

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