Probate Practice and Procedure

Simultaneous Deaths

SECTION 33-2-4

§ 33-2-4. Joint tenants or tenants by entirety dying simultaneously.

Where there is no sufficient evidence that two (2) joint tenants or tenants by the entirety have died otherwise than simultaneously the property so held shall be distributed one-half ( 1 / 2 ) as if one had survived and one-half ( 1 / 2 ) as if the other had survived. If there are more than two (2) joint tenants and all of them have so died the property thus distributed shall be in the proportion that one bears to the whole number of joint tenants.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1871, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 33-2-4.)