§ 739.101 Short title
§ 739.102 Definitions
§ 739.103 Scope
§ 739.104 Power to disclaim; general requirements; when irrevocable
§ 739.201 Disclaimer of interest in property
§ 739.202 Disclaimer of rights of survivorship in jointly held property
§ 739.203 Disclaimer of property held as tenancy by the entirety
§ 739.204 Disclaimer of interest by trustee
§ 739.205 Disclaimer of power of appointment or other power not held in a fiduciary capacity
§ 739.206 Disclaimer by appointee, object, or taker in default of exercise of power of appointment
§ 739.207 Disclaimer of power held in fiduciary capacity
§ 739.301 Delivery or filing
§ 739.401 When disclaimer is permitted
§ 739.402 When disclaimer is barred or limited
§ 739.501 Tax-qualified disclaimer
§ 739.601 Recording of disclaimer relating to real estate
§ 739.701 Application to existing relationships

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 739

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Benefactor: means the creator of the interest that is subject to a disclaimer. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Beneficiary designation: means an instrument, other than an instrument creating or amending a trust, naming the beneficiary of:
    (a) An annuity or insurance policy;
    (b) An account with a designation for payment on death;
    (c) A security registered in beneficiary form;
    (d) A pension, profit-sharing, retirement, or other employment-related benefit plan; or
    (e) Any other nonprobate transfer at death. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Circumstantial evidence: All evidence except eyewitness testimony.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disclaimant: means the person to whom a disclaimed interest or power would have passed had the disclaimer not been made. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Disclaimed interest: means the interest that would have passed to the disclaimant had the disclaimer not been made. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Disclaimer: means the refusal to accept an interest in or power over property. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: means a personal representative, trustee, agent acting under a power of attorney, guardian, or other person authorized to act as a fiduciary with respect to the property of another person. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Future interest: means an interest that takes effect in possession or enjoyment, if at all, later than the time of its creation. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Insolvent: means , solely for purposes of this chapter, that the sum of a person's debts is greater than all of the person's assets at fair valuation and that the person is generally not paying his or her debts as they become due. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • Jointly held property: means property held in the names of two or more persons under an arrangement in which all holders have concurrent interests and under which the last surviving holder is entitled to the whole of the property. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Person: includes individuals, ascertained and unascertained, living or not living, whether entitled to an interest by right of intestacy or otherwise; a government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; and a public corporation. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Time of distribution: means the time when a disclaimed interest would have taken effect in possession or enjoyment. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trust: means :
    (a) An express trust (including an honorary trust or a trust under…. See Florida Statutes 731.1035
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011