The provisions of sections 45a-578 to 45a-585, inclusive, shall not abridge the right of any person to assign, convey, release, renounce or disclaim under any other statute or under common law. The enactment of said sections shall not be construed as an impairment of the validity of a partial or complete disclaimer, (1) whether or not such disclaimer was made prior to October 1, 1981, or (2) with respect to a disclaimer of an interest in joint tenancy real property, whether such disclaimer was or is made under any other statute or common law before, on or after October 1, 1997.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 45a-581

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.