PROBATE COURTS AND DECEDENTS' ESTATES
UNIFORM SIMULTANEOUS DEATH ACT
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
I. "Co-owners with right of survivorship" includes joint tenants, tenants by the entireties, and other co-owners of property or accounts held under circumstances that entitles one or more to the whole of the property or account on the death of the other or others.
II. "Court" means the probate court to which the jurisdiction of the subject matter belongs.
III. "Governing instrument" means a deed, will, trust, insurance or annuity policy, account with POD designation, pension, profit-sharing, retirement, or similar benefit plan; instrument creating or exercising a power of appointment or a power of attorney; or a dispositive, appointive, or nominative instrument of any similar type.
IV. "Payor" means a trustee, insurer, business entity, employer, government, governmental agency, subdivision, or instrumentality, or any other person authorized or obligated by law or a governing instrument to make payments.
Source. 1998, 1:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.