contingent beneficiary


contingent beneficiary
contingent beneficiary see beneficiary a, b

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

contingent beneficiary
n.
Someone who will receive the proceeds of a trust or some other arrangement only if a specific event occurs.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


contingent beneficiary
1) An alternate beneficiary named in a will, trust, or other document.
2) Any person entitled to property under a will if one or more prior conditions are satisfied. For example, if Fred is entitled to take property under a will only if he's married at the time of the will maker's death, Fred is a contingent beneficiary.
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Wills

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


contingent beneficiary

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

contingent beneficiary
n.
   a person or entity named to receive a gift under the terms of a will, trust or insurance policy, who will only receive that gift if a certain event occurs or a certain set of circumstances happen. Examples: surviving another beneficiary, still being married to the same spouse, having completed college, or being certified as having shaken his/her drug habit.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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