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§ 2517. Rule in Shelley's case and doctrine of worthier title

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 25. Wills (Refs & Annos)
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2517
§ 2517. Rule in Shelley's case and doctrine of worthier title
(a) Rule in Shelley's case.--The rule in Shelley's case and its corollaries shall not be applied, and a devise or bequest directly or in trust which shall express an intent to create an estate for life with remainder to the life tenant's heirs or the heirs of his body or his issue or his next of kin or persons described by words of similar import shall not operate to give such life tenant an estate in fee in real estate or an absolute estate in personalty.
(b) Doctrine of worthier title.--The doctrine of worthier title shall not be applied as a rule of law or as a rule of construction. Language in a governing instrument describing the beneficiaries of a disposition as the transferor's heirs, heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, relatives or family or language of similar import shall not create or presumptively create a reversionary interest in the transferor.

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1972, June 30, P.L. 508, No. 164, § 2, eff. July 1, 1972. Amended 1994, Dec. 1, P.L. 655, No. 102, § 1, effective in 60 days.
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2517, PA ST 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 2517
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 121. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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