• Current through October 23, 2012

Except as provided in section 19-506:

(1) If it is not established by clear and convincing evidence that one of 2 co-owners with right of survivorship survived the other co-owner by 120 hours, one-half of the property passes as if one had survived by 120 hours and one-half as if the other had survived by 120 hours; and

(2) If there are more than 2 co-owners and it is not established by clear and convincing evidence that at least one of them survived the others by 120 hours, the property passes in the proportion that one bears to the whole number of co-owners.

(Apr. 27, 2001, D.C. Law 13-292, § 202, 48 DCR 2087.)

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 19-504.

1973 Ed., § 19-504.

Legislative History of Laws

For D.C. Law 13-292, see notes following § 19-501.

Miscellaneous Notes

This section was previously enacted by section 1 of Public Law 89-183, 79 Stat. 700, but repealed by implication by D.C. Law 13-292.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 4 of the Uniform Simultaneous Death Act (1993 Act). See 8B Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW.