2016 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 765 - PROPERTY
765 ILCS 350/ - Doctrine of Worthier Title Abolishment Act.

(765 ILCS 350/0.01) (from Ch. 30, par. 187.9)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Doctrine of Worthier Title Abolishment Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

(765 ILCS 350/1) (from Ch. 30, par. 188)
Sec. 1. Where a deed, will or other instrument purports to create any present or future interest in real or personal property in the heirs of the maker of the instrument, the heirs shall take, by purchase and not by descent, the interest that the instrument purports to create. The doctrine of worthier title and the rule of the common law that a grantor cannot create a limitation in favor of his own heirs are abolished.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 498.)

(765 ILCS 350/2) (from Ch. 30, par. 189)
Sec. 2. This Act shall apply only to instruments which become effective after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 498.)

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