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1-1 What is the term for relatives like aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, and sisters?
Collaterals: relatives other than ancestors and issue; having an ancestor in common but descended from a different line;
1-2 What is a "devisee"?
Devisees are beneficiaries of real property under a will.
1-3 All of the heirs gathered at the lawyer's office to learn what the decedent had left them______.
intestate; "heirs" are those who take in the absence of a will; devisees are those who take under a will
1-4 Anne Smith has made an appointment with her lawyer to have her will drawn. She intends to______ her house to her son.
devise; to pass real property by a will; real property is land and everything attached to the land
1-5 Jeremy Parker died _____ [without a will].
intestate
1-6 Are "convey" and "sell" synonyms? If not, why not?
Convey means to transfer ownership or title of real property. Convey includes both transfer by sale and transfer by gift.
1-7 The_____[dead person] had no heirs.
decedent
1-8 Name some examples of a person's "collaterals."
All blood relatives other than issue or ancestors such as siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
1-9 Since Harold did not have a will Maude is the_____of his entire estate.
heir: people who receive the property of a person who has died without a will; determined by statue.
1-10 What is the term for a person's children and grandchildren?
Issue: a person's lineal descendants
1-11 What is the term for a person's parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents?
Ancestor: a relative from who one is descended in a direct line.
1-12 Hazel's will left a_____[an item of personal property disposed of by a will] to her brother.
bequest; to pass personal property by will
1-13 If Hazel had not died_____[with a will], all of her estate would have passed to her daughter.
testate: a person who dies with a will.
1-14 Name some examples of a person's "issue."
Issue means a persons descendants all the way down the line. Issue include children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
1-15 Francine had never married. She died without a will, and all of her blood relatives had died many years before. Therefore, her
property will_____to the state.
escheat (pass)
1-16 All of Barbara's_____are coming to visit her this summer.
issue; a living person has no heirs.
1-17 David's father has just written a will naming David as the sole beneficiary of the family business. What property interest does David have as a result of being named in the will?
None; a will creates no interest in property for the devisee until the testator dies.