TITLE 34
Property

CHAPTER 34-5
Disclaimer of Certain Property Interests

SECTION 34-5-8


§ 34-5-8 Disposition of disclaimed interest.

(a) A disclaimer complying with all the applicable requirements of this chapter shall be effective according to its terms, and shall be irrevocable, upon execution in accordance with the provisions of § 34-5-4, and filing in accordance with the provisions of § 34-5-6.

(b) Unless the will or inter vivos instrument creating the interest in property so disclaimed provides for another disposition of the interest, the interest shall pass in the same manner as if the disclaimant had died immediately preceding the event determining that he, she, or it is the beneficiary of the interest. If a disclaimer relates to an interest disposed of by a particular provision of the will or inter vivos instrument, then the interest so disclaimed shall pass in the same manner as if the disclaimant had died immediately preceding the event determining that he, she, or it is the beneficiary of that interest, but only for the purposes of that provision and the interest may pass to or for the benefit of the disclaimant under other provisions of the will or inter vivos instrument. A future interest that takes effect in possession or enjoyment at or after the termination of the disclaimed interest shall take effect in the same manner as it would have if the disclaimant had died immediately preceding the event determining that he, she, or it is the beneficiary of the disclaimed interest. The disclaimer shall relate back for all purposes to that date.

(c) The interest in property being disclaimed shall never vest in the beneficiary.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1980, ch. 392, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 259, § 1.)