2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802b - Decedents’ Estates
Section 45a-440a - (Formerly Sec. 45-287a). When deaths of husband and wife presumed simultaneous.

CT Gen Stat § 45a-440a (2015) What's This?

It shall be presumed that the deaths of husband and wife were simultaneous when there is no evidence to indicate the priority of death of either.

(1949 Rev., S. 7048.)

History: Sec. 45-261 transferred to Sec. 45-287a in 1981; Sec. 45-287a transferred to Sec. 45a-440a in 1991.

Annotation to former section 45-261:

Where husband and wife perish in same disaster and there is no conclusive evidence who died first, method provided for distribution in statute will apply. 16 CS 441.

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