Sunday, March 8, 2015

SECTION 2-111. ALIENAGE. Uniform Probate Code

SECTION 2-111. ALIENAGE. Uniform Probate Code
No individual is disqualified to take as an heir because the individual or an individual through whom he [or she] claims is or has been an alien.

This section eliminates the ancient rule that an alien cannot acquire or transmit land by descent, a rule based on the feudal notions of the obligations of the tenant to the king. Although there never was a corresponding rule as to personalty, the present section is phrased in light of the basic premise of the Code that distinctions between real and personal property should be abolished. 

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