2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802g - Disclaimer of Property
Section 45a-580 - (Formerly Sec. 45-303). Right to disclaim barred, when. Binding effect of disclaimer or waiver.


CT Gen Stat § 45a-580 (2012) What's This?

(a) The right to disclaim an interest is barred by any: (1) Assignment, conveyance, encumbrance, pledge or transfer of the interest or any part thereof, (2) written waiver of the right to disclaim such interest, (3) acceptance of such interest or any of its benefits, provided for such purpose a fiduciary power shall not be deemed accepted unless it has been exercised, (4) sale of such interest under judicial sale, made before the disclaimer is effected, or (5) failure by the owner of the equity of redemption in such interest in real property to redeem pursuant to a judgment of strict foreclosure.

(b) The right to disclaim shall exist notwithstanding any limitation on the interest of the disclaimant in the nature of a spendthrift provision or similar restriction.

(c) A disclaimer or a written waiver of the right to disclaim, shall be binding upon the disclaimant or person waiving and all parties claiming by, through or under such disclaimant or person.

(1972, P.A. 62, S. 4; P.A. 80-476, S. 342; P.A. 81-396, S. 10; P.A. 97-189, S. 3; 97-246, S. 98, 99.)

History: P.A. 80-476 divided section into Subsecs., revising Subdiv. indicators accordingly and substituted “chapter” for “section” in Subsec. (c); P.A. 81-396 restated previous provisions in simpler language; Sec. 45-303 transferred to Sec. 45a-580 in 1991. P.A. 97-189 amended Subsec. (a)(3) by adding provision re fiduciary power not deemed accepted unless exercised and added new Subdiv. (5) re failure of owner to redeem pursuant to judgment of strict foreclosure; P.A. 97-246 made P.A. 97-189 effective October 1, 1997, and applicable to disclaimers delivered on or after said date and transfers affected by such disclaimers, effective June 27, 1997.

Cited. 179 C. 463. Is not exclusive list of bars to disclaimers. 211 C. 323.

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